Important Dates/Deaths/Awards

1. World AIDS Day observed across the country (1 Dec)
NOTE:- i. A report of the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) released on Friday reveals

2. Nation pays tributes to Architect of Indian Constitution Dr. BR Ambedkar on his 57th
death anniversary. The day is observed as Mahaparinirvan Diwas. 3. Dave Brubeck, the Renowned Jazz Pianist and Composer Died At 91

4. Human Rights Day is being observed across the globe on 10. Dec. On this day in 1948, the
General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

5. Nobel Peace Prize 2012 Awarded to European Union (EU)
Nobel Peace Prize 2012 was awarded to the European Union (EU) leaders on 10 December 2012 at Oslo, Norway. The award was given to the European Union leaders for the efforts in promotion of peace as well as human rights. The award was given despite criticisms from some. NOTE:- Around 20 European government leaders which included French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel as well as the Italian Premier Mario Monti, attended this ceremony in Oslo, the capital city of Norway. It is important to note that Norway, which is a country rich in oil, has rejected joining EU twice.

6. Pandit Ravi Shankar, the Indian sitar Maestro Passed away in California
Renowned Indian sitarist and Bharat Ratna Recipient Pandit Ravi Shankar passed away in San Diego city of California. He was 92 years old

7. Pandit Ravi Shankar to be Honoured with Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award 2013
Organisers of the Recording Academy announced that Pandit Ravi Shankar, the sitar maestro would be honoured with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously. Pandit Ravi Shankar would become first Indian to receive the prestigious award. The award would be presented at 55th Grammy Awards ceremony on 10 February 2013 in Los Angeles. NOTE:- Pandit Ravi Shankar is a three-time Grammy Award winner. Pandit Ravi Shankar, 92 had passed away on 11 December 2012 after heart-valve replacement surgery in California

8. Bollywood Actress Hema Malini Selected for Bharat Muni Samman
Famous Bollywood actress and Bharatanatyam exponent Hema Malini had been selected for the prestigious Bharat Muni Samman of year 2012 for her outstanding contribution to the field of art and culture. NOTE:- Bharat Muni Samman is named after the author of Natyashastra Bharat Muni and has been instituted by Bhubaneswar-based organisation Kalingayana Touryatrikam.

9. Uttarakhand’s 1st Chief Minister Nityanand Swami Passed Away
The 1st Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Nityanand Swami, passed away. He was 84 years old and belonged to the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). NOTE:- Uttarakhand Government had declared 3days' of state mourning as a mark of respect to the departed leader.

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DAVP Received the Web Ratna Award-2012-Golden Icon Award Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) was conferred the prestigious Web Ratna 2012, Golden Icon Award for Innovative use of Technology. NOTE:- The DAVP Website http://www.davp.nic.in/ has enabled a complete change from the manual mode to the online mode where the media plans are made and released for the end users. The website with several user friendly features is the only advertising agency in the country which releases its designs, Release orders, payments online. The DAVP website has added a great deal of transparency to the entire system in its billing as well as other procedures which have not only helped the organisation but also its stakeholders. DAVP also keeps as much information as possible on the website for public scrutiny and information. Bhanu Athaiya, First Indian to Win Oscar decided to Return Her Trophy Bhanu Athaiya, the first Indian to win an Oscar for costume design in the movie Gandhi decided to return her award to the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in December 2012. Bhanu Athaiya fears that she might lose her trophy as the government might not be able to protect it. Robert Amritraj passed away Robert Amritraj, father of tennis icons Anand, Vijay and Ashok has passed away. He was 91. NOTE:- Indian tennis considered Robert Amritraj as a father figure since he was instrumental in shaping the State Tennis Association and the formation of the Brittania-Amritraj Tennis Academy. Nation celebrated Vijay Diwas with pride and honour Nation celebrated Vijay Diwas with pride and honour on 16th Dec.. On the occasion of Vijay Diwas, several commemorative functions were organised across the country to pay homage to the martyrs who laid down their lives in the service of the nation.This is the day on which India defeated Pakistan in the war of 1971. NOTE:- Bangladesh also celebrated the 42nd Victory Day marking the historic triumph of the Indian army and Mukti Bahini over the Pakistan armed forces in 1971.16th December 1971 is the most important day in the history of Bangladesh. The day is also equally important for India as on this day Pakistan Army General AAK Niazi along with 93,000 soldiers surrendered unconditionally to the Lt. General Jagjit Singh Arora of Indian army. Shahrukh Khan honoured with BrandLaureate Legendary Award in Malaysia 47 Years old Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan awarded with the prestigious BrandLaureate Legendary Award in Malaysia. NOTE:- The award was given by the Malaysia-based Asia Pacific Brands Foundation for his contributions to the Bollywood film industry and as India's foremost brand ambassador. Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram awarded with Best Administrator in India

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Award Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram awarded with the Best Administrator in India Award instituted by K. Karunakaran Foundation. The award was presented to him by Vice President of India, M. Hamid Ansari. NOTE:- The award is given to him for his role in evolving indian economy as Finance Minister in the late 1990s when he presented what was widely called a dream budget which gave a road map for economic reforms in India and lowered income and corporate tax rates.

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Olivia Culpo crowned Miss Universe 2012 American Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012 at a gala ceremony in Los Angeles, while Philippines' Janine Tugonon was adjudged the first runner-up followed by Venezuela's Irene Esser. NOTE:- India's Shilpa Singh made it to the top 16 spot but failed to progress further. Sahitya Akademi Awards announced Booker-nominated Jeet Thayil and Bengali novelist Subrata Mukhopadhyaya are among 24 authors selected for this year's Sahitya Akademi Awards, which was dominated by poets. Twelve of the 24 awards went to works of poets, which include K Sachitandandan (Malayalam Marannu Vacha Vazhikal), late Bal Krishna 'Bhaura (Dogri - Tim-Tim Karde Tare) and Makhan Lal Kanwal (Kashmiri - Yath Aangnaz Manz). NOTE:- A Sahitya Akademi release says, 12 books of poetry, six short story collections, four novels and one each of autobiography and criticism were selected for the awards this year, two of them posthumously. The awards were given to books first published between January 2008 and December 2010. The award carries one lakh rupees, engraved copper plaque and a shawl. Legendary Hockey player Leslie Claudius passed away Legendary hockey player and one of India's greatest Olympians Leslie Claudius, passed away in Kolkata after a prolonged illness. He was 85-years-old. Claudius was suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and frequently needed hospitalization in the past couple of years. NOTE:- Claudius had three Olympic gold medals - London 1948, Helsinki 1952 and Melbourne 1956. At Rome in 1960, he led India to a silver-medal finish. Roger Federer Named Swiss Male Athlete of the Year 2012

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Roger Federer, 31, the No. 2 of the world and 17 times Grand Slam champion, was named Swiss Male Athlete of the Year 2012. Federer received the honour for the fifth time. NOTE:- Earlier in 2012, Federer had grabbed the 17th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon Championships, London, while also reclaiming his No. 1 ranking in the month of July 2012. He also acquired top most position by the end of the season. 20. Marathi actors Anand Abhyankar, Akshay Pendse killed in road accident: Note: Well-known Marathi actors Mr. Anand Abhyankar and Mr. Akshay Pendse were among three people killed in an accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Sunday last night.Mr. Anand Abhynkar had worked in number of Marthi, Hindi movies and tele serials 21. Ilayaraja gets Sangeet Natak Akademi award: Note: Legendary South Indian composer Ilayaraja is among the nine artistes from the field of music who will receive the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for this year. Ilayaraja has been awarded for Creative and Experimental Music. Grammy Award-winning percussionist T H Vinayakram, Violinist N Rajam, who performs Hindustani classical music and veteran playwright Ratan Thiyam have been selected for the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships

22. Actor Jack Klugman dies at 90:

Note: Veteran US actor Jack Klugman, who had starring roles on television, Broadway and in Hollywood movies, died Monday at age 90 at his home in Los Angeles, according to news reports quoting family members. 23. Largest Kuchipudi dance performance in H'bad enters Guinness book: Note: In Hyderabad, a performance by 5,974 Kuchipudi dancers has found its way into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the largest Kuchipudi dance. A representative of the Guinness Book, who observed the event said it was the largest Kuchipudi dance. The event was organised by Silicon Andhra, a cultural organisation run by US-based Telugus, at the GMC Balayogi stadium.

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Oriya novelist is Jnanpith award winner of 2011:

Leading Oriya novelist and academician Pratibha Ray named for the prestigious Jnanpith Award for the year 2011. Note: Pratibha Ray who has over 40 novels, travelogues and short stories to her credit, was on Thursday named for the prestigious Jnanpith Award for the year 2011. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 7 lakh, a citation and a public felicitation. Ray will be the 47th author to be bestowed with the honour. Born in 1943, Pratibha Ray is one of the most widely read Oriya novelists and short story writers. She has 20 novels, 24 short stories, 10 travelogues, two poetry collections and a number of essays to her credit

25. Shihab Ghanem became the First Arab to receive India’s Tagore Peace Prize: Ghanem was chosen due to the promotion of the human values of love and peace via his poetic works. Note: Emirati poet and translator Shihab Ghanem became the first Emirati and Arab to win the Tagore Peace Prize. The award is given to one person every two years. He said he was led to poetry by his father, brother and uncle, who have each published their own verses. He had written 31 Arabic poems and 36 English poems and had published 45 books mainly in Arabic verse. Tagore Peace Prize is instituted by the Indian government to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s poet, philosopher and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Ghanem will officially receive the Tagore award in a ceremony to be held in Kolkata, India on May 6, 2013. Awards and Honours won by Shihab Ghanem: • Rashid Award for Scientific Excellence in 1989 • 1st prize for poetry in the UAE in 1984 • Book prize from the Ruler of Sharjah for poetry translation in 2003 and 2007.

Ghanem said “Work for your first life as if you will live forever, and for your hereafter as if you will die tomorrow,” 26. General Norman Schwarzkopf passes away: Note: Retired Army General Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Iraqi forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78. Schwarzkopf died yesterday of complications from pneumonia in Tampa, Florida, where he lived in retirement

27. Former England cricket captain Tony Greig passes away: Losses his battle with lung cancer in Sydney on Saturday… Note: Former England captain and celebrated commentator (66) breathed his last at a hospital here after being brought in a "critical condition". In his 58-match Test career, Greig scored 3,599 runs and picked up 141 wickets. In 22 ODIs that he played, Greig scored 269 runs and managed 19 wickets. Greig turned into a successful commentator following the end of his playing career in 1977 and as forthright with his views. 28.

Business
1. PSU banks report 6,457 crore fraud cases in 2012
Fraud cases involving an amount of Rs.6,457 crore have been reported by public sector banks in 2012,. This was much more than Rs.3,850 crore reported in 2011, NOTE:- Chidambaram was replying to a question about scams that took place in banks. Indian Overseas Bank reported fraud cases involving an amount Rs.758 crore so far in 2012, followed by Punjab National Bank, which reported cases involving Rs.728 crore. On measures taken to prevent/frauds, he said, "RBI is sensitising banks from time to time about common fraud prone areas through issuance of modus operandi circulars on various types of frauds.

2. Infosys Decided Shifting Its American Shares From Nasdaq to NYSE
Infosys decided to transfer listing of American shares of the company from Nasdaq to NYSE or New York Stock Exchange, which is partner of the Paris as well as London exchanges. The trading market of NYSE known as NYSE Euronext, enables the European investors trading easily in the American shares of Infosys through the European exchanges. 3. Ministry of Coal has de-allocate Bhatgaon coal block of Chhattisgarh According to the letter written to the Chairman of Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation,(CMDC), the Shankarpur Bhatgaon - II and extension coal block allocated to CMDC is de- allocated. NOTE:- The CMDC formed a joint venture to develop this coal block with a Nagpur based firm SMS Infrastructure of BJP leader Ajay Sancheti. Sancheti is known to be close to BJP President Nitin Gadkari. 4. Cheque signature mismatch may lead to criminal proceedings: Supreme Court The Supreme Court today said, a person may face criminal proceedings if a cheque issued by him gets dishonoured on the ground that his signature does not match the specimen signature

Google India decided to partner with leading e-commerce websites to introduce the concept of Cyber Monday in the country. NOTE:.5690 and the euro at 71.7 a euro as on Tuesday. Homeshop 18 as well as Makemytrip. NOTE:. Significant growth is being observed in online activity. the account holder must be given a notice and an opportunity to arrange the payments before initiation of criminal proceedings against him.India has more than 137 million Internet users. however. NOTE:. a fact also hailed by the UNAIDS. said that in such cases. The reference rate is based on the noon rates of select banks here and the SDR-Rupee rate would be based on this rate.5 as against 54.WHO representative to India. 7.available with the bank. 8. Consequently.9 a dollar and 71. 6. Special Secretary in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers V. 10. there would be a new head for the British newspaper arm as well as Indian-origin executive who would be heading the publishing business' finances. the United Nations' arm working to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals of halting and reversing the epidemic by 2015. News Corp Decided to Split Into Two companies News Corp announced restructuring of the top management of the company. the largest lender of India announced about its expectation of infusion . SBI Announced Expectation of 4000 crore Rupees Equity From the Government State Bank of India (SBI). It is the first time that there will be an industry-wide program of such a scale. Nata Menabde urged India to develop more generic medicines. NOTE:.A bench of justices T S Thakur and Gyan Sudha Mishra set aside the verdict of Gujarat High Court which had held that criminal proceedings for dishonouring of cheque can be initiated only when the cheque is dishonoured because of lack of sufficient amount in the bank account and not in case where a cheque is returned due to mismatch of signature of account holder. Titled as the Great Online Shopping Festival. 5. Google India Partnered With E-Commerce Sites to Bring Cyber Monday to India In order to develop the concept of online shopping in India.3 per 100 yen. great success in retarding the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country as the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) Phase-3 completes its fifth year next month. ii. which will be primarily used to finance goods and services sourced from America for expanding Reliance's projects at Jamnagar. There has been a sharp 57 percent drop in the rate of new HIV infections in the last decade. Rajagopalan today said that government has proposed to open 3Jan Aushadhi Generic Drug outlets in coming years across the country in the 12th five year plan. Ms Menabde said WHO is a strong supporter of generic medicines as these medicines are easily affordable and accessible for all. US’ Export-Import Bank to extend $2. Some of the e-commerce websites that would partner with Google India include Snapdeal.1 billion credit to Reliance Industries US' Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank has extended $2. RBI fixes reference rate of rupee for US dollar and EURO Reserve Bank today fixed the reference rate of the rupee for the US dollar at 54.9 a pound and 66. The company decided that the top management would split into the two publically traded firms. India Pharma Summit-2012 kick-started in New Delhi India Pharma Summit-2012 kick-started today in New Delhi.In a press release issued by RBI. the exchange rates for the pound and yen against the rupee were quoted at 87. based on reference rates for the US dollar and cross-currency quotes at noon. Rajagopalan said there is a need to provide affordable and quality generic medicines to the people of the country especially to the weaker section of the society.Special Secretary in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers V. 9. Flipkart. It would enable the entire country to benefit from the unbeatable deals which would be offered on the Internet. it is slated for 12 December 2012. The apex court.1 billion credit to Reliance Industries (RIL).

New drug policy to cut cap prices of 650 common drugs Prices of 652 commonly used medicines under 27 therapeutic areas are likely to come down by 15. He replaced Steve Schuckenbrock. Government authorises state governments to fix prices for sugarcane With farmer organisations protesting against implementation of Rangarajan Committee report on de-regulating sugarcane sector. Suresh Vaswani Appointed As the New President of Dell Services Suresh Vaswani. the Chairman and Managing Director of the bank.of approximately 4000 crore Rupees from the government in 2012-2013 fiscal year. the former co-CEO of Wipro was appointed as the President of Dell Services. Michael Dell. the government has authorised state governments to fix prices for the produce. D.000 cr infusion this fiscal as part of recapitalisation plan Union Bank of India today opened its 180th branch at new Motibagh area in the national capital. which has been acquired by CESC Ltd through a wholly-owned subsidiary. which aims at delivering superior customer services.SBI declared that this move would help it in ramping up the capital to more than 13 percent. NOTE:. The two Sahara companies. NOTE:. Sanjiv Goenka appointed chairman of BPO service provider Firstsource Solutions Sanjeev Goenka has been appointed chairman of BPO service provider Firstsource Solutions (FSL). NOTE:.000 cr infusion this fiscal as part of recapitalisation plan also opens its 180th branch Union Bank of India expects Rs 1. NOTE:.For achieving this feat it had deployed a record number of drill rigs to drastically reduce the exploration time frame at the Carmichael mine in the Galillee basin of Queensland in Australia to nine months. 12. the computer-maker. 11. Adani Group completed Australia’s Largest Coal Mining Project in a Record Time Adani Mining.Sailesh Mehta had ceased to be the Chairman of FSL but continued as an Independent Director.Sahara India Real Estate Corporation (SIRECL) and Sahara Housing Investment Corporation (SHICL) are required to deposit 24000 crore Rupees to the investors. The branch has been opened under the Bank’s Nav Nirman transformation initiative. 17. NOTE:. which was collected from the investors. Inaugurating the branch. 14. Suresh Vaswani is required to report to the chairman and CEO of Dell Services. 13. Sarkar said that it is committed to provide better facilities to customers and has also started several special initiatives for the physically handicapped. Union Bank of India expects Rs 1. in two installments with SEBI. . Suresh Vaswani apart from his role would also be responsible for IT delivery of Dell which includes 64 billion dollar Dell’s infrastructure as well as applications across the world.As per the new role. 16.The Apex Court provided breather to the Sahara Companies when it declared that the companies can deposit 24000 crore Rupees. the former president of Dell Services. a global integrated infrastructure player announced completion of the largest mining exploration programme inAustralia in a record time of Nine months. Sahara Companies Got 2 Months Time to Repay Investors’ Money The Supreme Court of India provided a relief to two Sahara companies when it gave them the time of two months till first week of February 2012.

cardiac (Aten) and gastro-intestinal medicines (Ocid). Earlier Wipro had acquired Unza. which are currently installed on 3.Goldman Sachs Asset Management Chairman Jim O'Neill said that India in many ways remains the most complex of the four (BRIC nations).It is being considered as the second largest acquisition by Wipro till date. The tenancies are expected to be driven by 3G capacity and 4G coverage with capacity in later years. Standard Chartered Bank to pay $330 mn to US regulators for Iran transactions Asia focused bank Standard Chartered expects to pay about $330 million to U. 23. was selected from among 9 candidates on November 22. NOTE:. which is expected in a few days. RBI may hike NPA provision ratio if needed: K C Chakrabarty RBI Deputy Governor K C Chakrabarty has come down heavily on banks showing higher profits 21. Haryana to buy 2000 MW Hydel Power from Bhutan Government of Haryana approached Bhutan to provide hydel-power to resolve the power crisis in the state. denting its full year profit growth. 22. NOTE:.S. NOTE:. pain-killers (Paracetamol) and anti-diabetic drugs (insulin). such as anti-infectives (Cetrizine). Indian economy may beat expectations in 2013: Goldman Sachs India's GDP may exceed all expectations next year as there are signs that policymakers might spring up positive surprises. was finalized recently after several twists and turns over the years. another Singapore-based FMCG brand in Year 2007 for 246 million Dollars. The payment is on top of the $340 million it has already paid to the New York State Department of Financial Services in the third quarter Moyukh Bhaduri to take over as CMD of Hindustan Steelworks Public Enterprise Selection Board has appointed Moyukh Bhaduri as the New CMD of Hindustan Steelworks Construction Ltd (HSCL). The future deployment of towers will be demand driven and not based on proactive deployment. 790 Crore. leading international fund house Goldman Sachs has said. 24. regulators as settlement for its failure to comply with sanctions against Iran. with its demographics giving it the best potential GDP growth rate.76. Haryana Government is supposed to purchase 2000 MW power from the country for which they have alreday finalised modalities regarding the purchase at the administrative level.20.000 by FY'17: Report by Analysys Mason According to a report by Analysys Mason the Second generation (2G) telecom base stations.Bhaduri. 19. 18. Hydel-power is available at cheaper rates as compared to coal-based power plants. The policy. and some 2G coverage in select areas. NOTE:. Mobile towers installation to touch 4.000 by 2017. NOTE:. but its inability to introduce effective policy change is a persistent source of disappointment 20. who now holds the position of Director Finance at HSCL . .Chief Minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda is going to lead a high-level delegation to Bhutan from 14 December 2012 to 16 December 2012 calling for a significant step to make the state free of any power shortage in the coming days.10-15% once the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy 2012 is notified.It will cover a wide range of drugs. which caps prices of essential drugs.000 towers in the country are likely to increase to 4. Wipro Bought Singapore Based FMCG Company LD Waxson Wipro Consumer Care and Lightning (WCCL) acquired the Singapore-based FMCG Company LD Waxson for Rs.20.

28. Govt ready for probe into alleged Walmart lobbying issue Union Government has said it is ready for an inquiry into the allegations that Walmart bribed Indian officials and lobbied its entry into India.750 crore rupees for supporting rural landline connections installed before April 1. NOTE:. also known as auction route. The move follows recommendations by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) that 2. Sharing the concern of the members. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath informed both the Houses that the government is ready for a discussion on the issue.without providing adequately for bad loans.Regional efforts on poverty alleviation. Trade between South Asian countries crosses $2 billion Secretary General of SAARC Ahmed Saleem has said.The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on October 25 approved disinvestment of 10 per cent government shares in NMDC. amounting to 39. Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) allowed 12 more Alternative Investment Funds Capital Market regulator Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) allowed 12 entities to set up Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs). and said if need be. NOTE:.Both the Houses of Parliament witnessed frequent adjournments yesterday. the central bank may hike provision coverage ratio (PCR) levels. 27.300 crore at the current market price. Seed industry expected to grow by 53 per cent by 2015 Country's seed industry is expected to grow by 53 per cent to 10.600 shares of face value of Rs 1 each to investors through "Offer for the Sale" (OFS) route. Government ready to disinvest 10 per cent equity in NMDC The government is likely to sell its 10 per cent equity this week in iron ore miner National Mineral Development Corporation Limited which could fetch the exchequer nearly Rs 6.64. Telecom Commission approves subsidy for BSNL operations in rural areas Telecom Commission today approved a subsidy of 1500 crore rupees for supporting landline operations of BSNL in the rural areas. The first part of the approved amount is part of the total proposed subsidy of 2. 30. the Lok Sabha on the issue of Walmart and the Rajya Sabha on Reservation in promotions for SCs and STs. NOTE:.71. .Commission's Chairman and Telecom Secretary R. 29. This will also lower the losses incurred by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. NOTE:. NOTE:.700 crore rupees be given to BSNL as it operates in remote and rural telecom circles that are less profitable.700 crore rupees by 2015 on increased demand for high-yielding varieties to ensure food security.According to industry body Assocham. awareness about high-yielding varieties among farmers and public private partnership with a strong regulatory framework and collaborative research would be key measures to ensure smooth growth of the seed industry. Chandrashekhar said the subsidy will be paid out of the Universal Service Obligation Fund without impacting fiscal deficit. that the trade within the South Asian region has crossed USD 2 billion following the implementation of South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA). food security and social development continue to make progress and devoting to the progress which South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has made in the past 27 years. 2002. a newly created class of pooled-in investment vehicles 26. 25.

Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar said 13th Dec.2 per cent this fiscal due to a more protracted downturn. .The 12 Alternative Investment Funds AIFs that were registered with SEBI since October 2010 included India Realty Fund. This would happen with decelerating Chinese economy as well as declining West. Cyrus Mistry to become Tata Motors Chairman from Decemeber 28 Tata Motors today said it has appointed Cyrus P Mistry as its Chairman with effect from December 28 after retirement of group chief Ratan N Tata. Moody's said in a report. even though the new norms would structurally strengthen the sector and enhance confidence of lenders in them.75 per cent could rise to 4. the impact of which should be felt over the next three-four quarters. NOTE:. Govt committed to protecting interests of Jute farmers & industry: Textiles Min 32. NOTE:. however.. Reforms improves India's growth prospects in 2013: Moody A flurry of reforms have improved India's growth prospects in 2013. that growth prospects have improved with a new finance minister.They will.5 Mhz in each circle in the same band even after expiry of their licences after a paying a market-determined price. 37. Moody's said today. in the last two months of October and November 2012. private equity and hedge funds. NOTE:.There is a risk that our initial gross NPA ratio forecast of 3. Capaleph Indian Millennium Small & Medium Enterprises Fund and Capaleph Indian Millennium Private Equity Fund 31. Banks to remain stressed next year too: Fitch Maintaining negative outlook on the country's banking sector. It said these moves are working. Government to auction spectrum held by telcos in 900 MHz band. says Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar Government will auction the spectrum being held by incumbent GSM operators in 900 MHz band whose licence are coming up for renewal in November 2014. be allowed to hold 2. 35. The board also conferred on Tata the honorary title of Chairman Emeritus.for real estate. 33. NOTE:. 36. Dar Mentorcap Film Fund.25 per cent over next 2-3 years.The hit on bottomlines will be primarily due to higher provisioning requirements on account of increase in standard asset provisioning and revision in recognition norms for bad assets. Indian Economy Would Dominate the Economy of the World by 2030: US Intelligence Community Report US intelligence community in its report called Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds declared that India would straddle international commerce and will also dominate the economy of the whole world by 2030. and a flurry of pro-business reforms designed to lift the economy. 34.2 per cent of advances this fiscal and the asset quality could remain stressed over the next year. New RBI norms likely to affect NBFCs' return on asset: CRISIL Rating agency Crisil today said the revised guidelines for non-banking financial companies could lower their return on asset by 0. global rating agency." Fitch said in a report. Fitch Ratings today said gross bad assets of domestic banks could reach 4.

These branches would offer banking services like fixed and recurring deposits. pulses. NOTE:.5 to 6 per cent in the current fiscal and the next year will see a better rate of expansion. ICICI will have at least 3 employees at the bank. as a category.45 per cent in the previous month. the economy is expected to grow at 5.3 per cent in the same period last fiscal. remittances. ICICI Bank Opened 101 Gramin Branches across Villages in 6 States ICICI Bank.24 percent Inflation declined to 7. NOTE:-The index is going to be constituted by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which are listed on the BSE SME platform. edible oil and sugar went up during the period. NOTE:. from 7.All these gramin branches of the ICICI Bank would remain open for 4 hours per day and 6 days per week.4 per cent. He expressed hope that the economy will do better in the second half and the manufacturing sector could grow. from 8. to fast track investment clearances for mega projects. rice. Presently. 42. Economy likely to grow at 5. He said. cereals.32 per cent a year ago. Just like their current rural branches.19 per cent in November this year as compared to a surge of 10. These branches were opened in villages which lack the banking facilities. 39. the anticipated broadband revolution will revolutionize the socioeconomy sector including health and information.5-6% this fiscal: Rangarajan Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) Chairman C Rangarajan said.68 per cent in the same month a year ago. Vegetables prices declined by 1. Mr. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the Setting up of CCI Union government of India approved the setting up of a Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI). a 32 percent hike compared to the previous year.24 per cent in November from 9. Inflation declines to 7. India Telecom 2012 conference held in New Delhi Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar has said that India is at the threshold of 3rd revolution in telecommunication. ICICI might also make an addition of ATMs to a few of these rural branches. 38. Chandrashekhar was delivering the keynote address of the special session on ‘Critical Internet Resources and Way Forward’ on the second day of the India Telecom 2012 conference in New Delhi. rose to 8.Inflation. as measured by the Wholesale Price Index. Bombay Stock Exchange launched SME Platform Index aimed at Tracking Primary Market Condition Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) launched an SME index which primarily aims at tracking the current primary market conditions in the Indian capital market and measuring the growth in investors’ wealth over a period. across six states of India. The decision was taken in the Union . saving bank accounts. 41. 40. Depending upon the business of the bank.Textiles Minister Anand Sharma has said the Government is committed to protect the interests of jute farmers and the industry. tractor loans as well as Kisan credit cards. 2. had stood at 7. Mr Rangarajan said. NOTE:.46 per cent in the same month a year ago although prices of food items like potato. wheat.Jute Corporation of India has already procured 2 lakhs 61 thousand bales of jute so far and is now ready to open more purchasing centres wherever necessary. Government raised the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of jute to Rs. growth in the first half of 2012-13 has fallen to 5.200 per quintal. there are 11 companies which are listed on the SME platform and this index is going to have features similar to the BSE IPO index 43. the largest private sector bank of India opened 101 distinct gramin branches or rural branches as the part of its financial enclosure plan. Food inflation.5 per cent during the month.

GDP growth is evolving along the baseline projection of 5. . LS passed Banking Laws Amendment Bill. It also pitched for the supportive monetary and fiscal policies for improving the confidence of the investors. Key Points related to Banking Laws Amendment Bill. Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) will remain unchanged at 9 per cent. The Bill paves the way for the RBI to issue new banking licences to private sector. Reverse Repo Rate will remain unchanged at 7 per cent. 2012:The Bill was passed after the government agreed to drop Forward Markets Contract Clause which allows banks to enter commodity futures trading. Finance Minister P Chidambaram said. 6 thousand Bank branches will be opened each year. RBI will continue to be the regulatory authority for the banking sector and the Competition Commission of India will deal only with competitive practices. Finance Minister Government is committed to strengthening the public sector banks and there are no plans to retrench staff.Prime Minister will head the CCI and he will also nominate the members of the committee. however inflation may edge higher over the next two months. NOTE:. NOTE:. Repo Rate has been kept unchanged at 8 per cent.8 per cent for 2012-13. 44. NOTE:.7-5. The RBI will update its forecast for FY13 growth and inflation in the quarter ending December 31.The projection was showcased in the Mid-Year Economic Analysis tabled in Indian Parliament. Union Government of India lowered the Growth Projection for Current Fiscal to 5.Cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. 2012 Lok Sabha today passed the Banking Laws Amendment Bill. The Minister said. Cash Reserve Ratio has also been kept unchanged at 4. Govt to provide cheap loans to more sectors: Anand Sharma Government is considering to provide cheap loans to some over stressed sectors other than SMEs to provide them a cushion against the global economic slowdown. 2012 47.25 per cent.7 Percent Union Government of India today lowered down the growth projection for the current financial year 2012-13 from 7. He said the government would shortly announce incentives for export sectors which are facing the heat of global demand slowdown 46.6 percent that was estimated earlier to 5. Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said that he has discussed the matter with the Finance Minister.2 per cent in November. some of the smaller banks in public sector will be merged to make two to three world size banks. RBI keeps key rates unchanged in mid-quarter policy review The Reserve Bank of India has decided to keep all the key rates unchanged in its mid-quarter policy review today. monetary policy has to increasingly shift focus and respond to the threats to growth from this point onwards.9 percent. The CCI will expedite projects offering single window clearance for projects costing 1000 crore rupees or more by setting timelines for the concerned ministries. He said plans are also underway to recruit over 84 thousand employees this year. 2012 by voice vote. The headline WPI inflation has edged down to 7. 45.The Reserve Bank has said that in view of inflation pressures ebbing. The RBI has said that liquidity will be managed to support growth. Bank Rate has also been kept unchanged at 9 per cent.

Besides. Cargill and Wipro did not disclose the deal value of the brand but as per the trade analysts the deal was pegged at 30-40 crore Rupees 54.9 per cent from 7. the outgoing Chairman of Tata Group was conferred with the honorary title of Chairman Emeritus-the holding company of the 100 billion dollar Tata Group. 15 thousand crore rupees will be infused into the public sector banks. India.7-5. Malaysia share disappointment over GMR Male airport project issue External Affairs minister Salman Khurshid today said that Malaysia shared with India the disappointment over the termination of USD 511 million GMR Male airport project by the Maldivian government.FSA between power producers and Coal India LimitedCIL will be signed Coal Minster Sriprakash Jaiswal said that Fuel Supply Agreement . 51. 48. NOTE:. NOTE:. Referring to the non-performing assets of these banks.Another advantage of these plastic bank money has been used in Britain for over 300 years. Fuel Supply Agreement . Earlier RBI had lowered the growth rate to 5. which are said to be more durable as well as waterproof. The Mid-Year Economic Analysis tabled in Parliament also pitches for supportive monetary and fiscal policies to improve investor confidence. 50. Ratan Tata will retire from his office on 28 December 2012 and Cyrus Mistry would be taking over the chair of the group after him on the same day. For helping women in distress.6 per cent estimated earlier.8 per cent for 2012-13. "Though DoT has . Ratan Tata Conferred with the Title of Chairman Emeritus for Tata Group Ratan Tata. A meeting between the Coal Minister and Power Minister was held in New Delhi to resolve various issues related to the power sectors and quality of coal. NOTE:. no doubt it is a matter of concern but not alarming.GMR from India had 77 per cent stake while Malaysian government-owned MAHB held 23 per cent in the upgradation of Male International Airport project awarded by the previous Nasheed government in Maldives. the Telecom Ministry on Monday announced a three-digit women helpline number '167'. during this fiscal.The decision of conferring him with the title was made by the board of Tata Sons. 52. 53. US based Food Producer Cargill India acquired Wipro's Sunflower Vanaspati brand Detaisls: US-based food producer and marketer Cargill India on announced the acquisition of the Sunflower Vanaspati brand from Wipro.Mr Chidambaram said. DoT announces women helpline number '167':Note: Admist nationwide uproar over brutal gang-rape of a paramedic student. 49. Delhi Chief Minister requested (Telecom Minister) Kapil Sibal to allot a three digit phone number. its says that the government will also have to address the concerns relating to structural supply side bottlenecks. UK Planned to Replace Paper Money with Plastic Banknotes Britain planned to replace the paper money with plastic banknotes. he said. The radical renovation in Britain might see polymer sterling currency in circulation in just three years time. NOTE:.FSA between power producers and Coal India Limited-CIL will be signed within a month to resolve the issues of coal supply to the power companies. Government tables mid year economic review in Parliament The government lowered the growth projection for the current financial year to 5. Ratan Tata as an honorary chairman will not attend any of the board meetings of Tata Group and would also not have any responsibility towards the company.

Water Resource Minister Harish Rawat said that there was broader consensus in the meeting on community management of water resources. totaling to 100..5 million tonnes of wheat from its godowns to clear surplus stock and ease storage crunch 57. . the group's revenues grew manifold.. yet within two hours of the request. WB Govt. Around 22 lakhs people belonging to minority. climate change adaptation strategy and efficient use of water. Mr Rawat said that the proposed National Water Framework Law and river basin management Law would be drafted only after extensive consultation with States so that their powers are not curtailed 59.09 billion US Dollars in 2011-12 from a turnover of a mere 10. Mistry was groomed for the assignment by Tata for a year. 56. The policy emphasizes on the concept of basin management to promote integrated resources of water management.limited resource in respect of three-digit numbers. Ratan Tata. who turned 75 on Friday has handed over the reins of the group to Cyrus Mistry and appointed Chairman earlier this month. Note: The National Water Resources Council has adopted National Water Policy-2012 at its meeting held in New Delhi on Friday. in 1991. the iconic JRD Tata. 58. National Water Resources Council adopts National Water Policy – 2012 Policy highlights the need for the conservation of water resources. hikes Wheat MSP by Rs 65 a quintal: Note: The government on Wednesday announced Rs 65 per quintal hike in the support price of wheat to Rs 1. Mistry made a visit to the group’s headquarters Bombay House today and will take charge of the new assignment on Saturday.. During Ratan Tata's tenure..000 crore ruppes in 1991. to organize credit fare for welfare of minority communities: Note: The West Bengal Government has decided to organize credit fare in the districts of the state for the welfare of minority communities. Note: Veteran corporate leader Ratan Tata retired as Chairman of Tata Group Friday after successfully heading the group for 50 years. Ratan Tata retires as Tata Group Chairman: Cyrus Mistry appointed as a new Chairman. Govt. MS Sahoo appointed as Secretary of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI): Appointment will be effective from 1 January 2013. The West Bengal Government has decided to organize credit fare in the districts of the state for the welfare of minority communities. Tata.350 per quintal and allowed additional exports of 2. is credited with transforming the group through bold decisions." a statement from the Department of Telecom said 55.. who helmed the group for 21 years after being chosen successor by his uncle. a threedigit number '167' has been allotted for Chief Minister's helpline.

regulations. he was an eminent legal practitioner in the field of securities laws. It said that the arm’s length relationship between Prasar Bharti and the Government be further strengthened. National 1. bus stands. railway stations. 61. private sector. Note: Indian Market Regulator SEBI on 28 December 2012 appointed S. regulator and government in varied functional areas such as reforms. TRAI has also recommended for taking such measures to ensure functional independence and autonomy of Prasar Bharti. Security and Exchange Board of India(SEBI) appointed S Raman as Whole Time Member: Now SEBI has three whole time members.Note: MS Sahoo. parks. shopping malls. . An official release said the recommendations have been made following a reference by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting last month. public sector. Raman as Whole-time Member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). worship places. He served as the Joint Secretary (non-functional). as the Chief General Manager with SEBI. Raman. and as Economic Adviser with National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE). beaches. policy. Prior to this appointment. TRAI restricts Central or State government to enter into broadcasting and distribution of TV channels: Note: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India -TRAI today recommended not allowing Central or State Government or any company or any entity funded by them to enter into the business of broadcasting or distribution of TV channels. research and analysis.Before joining the ICSI. He had over three decades of rich work experience in selfemployment. the former member of SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) on 27 December 2012 had been appointed secretary of the Institute of Company Secretaries. Director and Joint Director in the Ministry of Finance. 60. NOTE:-The state governments as well as the union territories are ordered by the Supreme Court to depute female police officers in plain clothes at the public places such as metro stations.. Supreme Court Issued Guidelines to Curb Eve Teasing At the Public Places Supreme Court issued certain guidelines in order to put a halt to eve-teasing. had served as Chairman and Managing Director of Canara Bank from September 2010 to September 2012 and had also served as Executive Director of Union Bank of India from October 2008 to August 2010. including Prashant Saran and Rajeev Kumar Agarwal.

4. 7. Bihar and Arunachal Pradesh could mop up more than their targets. Haryana top among states in exceeding revenue mobilisation target Haryana has topped the chart of the states which have significantly exceeded revenue mobilisation target during the 11th Five Year Plan. 3.In Kanpur Uttar Pradesh and in Patna Bihar campaigns have been launched. Karnataka. Goa.cinemas as well as public service vehicles. . PMGSY norms relaxed for Assam to boost rural road network Centre has decided to relax norms for Assam so that it can get benefits at par with tribal areas and hill states for constructing rural roads under the “Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana”(PMGSY). This has been done to monitor as well as supervise the incidents of eve-teasing. The focus is on clearing large stretches of the river heavily polluted by industrial effluents and domestic waste. Haryana mopped up Rs. discharge of industrial effluents and domestic waste along the banks has worried the environmentalists along with the shrinking size of the river.According Planning Commission's latest report on state finances. NOTE:. Odisha.Addressing the media after assuming charge. Projects under NLCPR implemented in Mizoram: Ghatowar Union Minister for Development of North East Region Paban Singh Ghatowar says. delays in execution of Letters Rogatory and in the forensic field and would try to address them during his tenure.A bench headed by Justice G S Singhvi stayed the tribunal's order and issued notice to late Bal Thackeray's grandson Aditya on whose plea TDSAT had passed the order. Projects under NLCPR has been well implemented in Mizoram state. SC restores limit of 200 SMSes per day per SIM The Supreme Court has stayed Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT)'s order. NOTE:. which had quashed the sector regulator TRAI's circular limiting the number of SMSes to 200 per day per SIM. NOTE:. Former Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa sets to resign from primary membership of the BJP on 1 Dec 2012. One billion dollars have been approved from the World Bank to fund an eight-year project. 6.The accumulation of silt deposit. NOTE:. The apex court passed the order on an appeal filed by TRAI challenging tribunal's order and asked Thackeray to respond to regulator's plea within six weeks. 5. 64.123 crore during the 5 year policy period which was 192 per cent of the targeted resource mobilisation in the 11th Plan. Majority of states have failed to meet the projected planned resources as collectively they could fetch only 92. 8. Sinha said he was aware of challenges facing the agency like shortage of manpower. About 8 states in the country including Haryana. Ranjit Sinha takes over as CBI Director Senior IPS officer Ranjit Sinha today took over as the new CBI Director and said he would lay special emphasis on addressing delays in execution of Letters Rogatory and improving forensic capabilities of the agency.5 per cent of target. Assam. The State Government has completed 65 projects worth 393 crores rupees. 2. Union Min Jairam Ramesh said. Centre starts scheme named Ganga Action Plan to clean Ganga Central government has started a mega scheme named Ganga Action Plan to clean the river Ganga.

which is better than India. Under the project milking machines would be provided to dairy farmers. Animal Husbandry Minister of Punjab.Mr. 12. 400 crore to Punjab's dairy sector during the next 3 years to boost milk production and promote dairy farming in the state. Last year India ranked 95 out of 183 countries. said in Chandigarh that NABARD has identified three districts Ludhiana. with a score of 36 on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean) according to a report by Transparency International India (TII).The 2012 index ranks countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption and assigns scores of between one (highly corrupt) and 100 (clean). Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said the amount will be spent under the scheme called Second Green Revolution in Eastern India. His tenure to the post of Officer on Special Duty in the Intelligence Bureau started from 1st December 2012. milk coolers would also be given to both farmers and societies. A.A. India ranks 94 in list of corrupt nations India was ranked 94 out of 176 countries surveyed in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2012. S. Finland and New Zealand tied for the first place of the least corrupt with a score of 90. NOTE:.9. NOTE:.NABARD has decided to develop dairy sector as commercial activity rather than calling it as allied agriculture activity. 11th meeting of the India-Canada Joint Working Group (JWG) on Counter Terrorism held in New Delhi. Ibrahim the IPS (MP-77) as officer on Special Duty in the Intelligence Bureau and also as the Director for Intelligence Bureau for a next 2 years from the date he acquires his charge or till the next order that is is further sent. and in keeping with the desire of the governments of India and Canada towards greater cooperation in counter terrorism matters. Pawar said Punjab. 11. Punjab's dairy farming has 9 per cent share in country's milk output with less than 2 per cent livestock of the country and per capita availability of milk in the state stood at 931 gram. while Pakistan's was 27. Govt wins FDI vote by 253 votes against 218 in Lok Sabha The government has won the vote on motion against FDI in multibrand retail in the Loksabha. Ibrahim Appointed as New Director of Intelligence Bureau The Competent Authority approved appointment of S. The discussion was initiated on Tuesday by BJP leader Sushma swaraj. Sarwan Singh Phillaur. 11th Meeting of India-Canada JWG on Counter Terrorism held in New Delhi a. Mr. North Korea and Afghanistan were the most corrupt countries with a score of eight. The voting came a shortwhile ago after two days of intense debate under rule 184.The motion brought by opposition parties was defeated by a margin of 35 votes. Jalandhar and Ropar for modernization and capacity building in the dairy sector. 13. China had a CPI score of 39. 14. Union Govt. Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are being advised to change their cropping pattern to maintain the quality of soil which is being adversely affected because of excessive use of fertilizers and over production of rice and wheat. While Somalia. 1000 crore in the current financial year to increase rice production in the eastern states Centre is to spend one thousand crore rupees in the current financial year to increase rice production in the eastern states. NOTE:. NOTE:. The meeting took place within the framework of the enhanced interaction in bilateral relations between India and Canada. which is highest in the country. announced to spend Rs. 218 members voted in favour of the motion while 253 against it. Denmark. . NABARD to provide Rs 400 cr credit for Punjab dairy sector National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) would provide a credit of Rs. 10.

NOTE:. the richest business tycoon of India as well as Arcelor Mittal CEO Lakshmi Mittal also appeared in this list. NOTE:. 15. Parthasarathi Shome Appointed As the Adviser to Finance Minister of India The Union government of India appointed Parthasarathi Shome. Ambani is ranked at number 37 and he outranked Mittal by various positions. NOTE:.The device is based on a combination of railway signalling data with radio communications. software and logic.Pawar had stepped down as the deputy CM of Maharashtra on September 25 after his name cropped up in the state irrigation scam. These tax policies were aimed towards keeping a check on black money which was a subject of sharp criticisms apart from the securities transaction tax. Enjoying the first position for the second year consecutively is the US President Barrack Obama. Ambedkar. 20. V. Narayanasami said the International Atomic Energy Agency.Shome was also the adviser to P Chidambaram during the UPA-I. Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani. days after he got a clean chit in the alleged irrigation scam in the state. Ajit Pawar to be sworn in as Deputy CM of Maharashtra Former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Ajit Pawar is all set to return to Maharashtra cabinet. IAEA certified that all the 20 Atomic Power Reactors in the country are very safe Minister of State in the PMO.5 acre United Mill land in Mumbai to the Maharashtra government for building a state-of-the-art memorial to B. 18. He was the working brain behind fringe benefit tax as well as banking cash transaction tax on the withdrawals of the cash. NOTE:.b. Shome was appointed with a rank of minister of state and this also indicated his comeback to the Secretariat building after almost 5 years. 19.R. radio frequency identification devices. the tax expert. Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi on the List of Top 20 Most Powerful People of the World Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were named in the list of top 20 most powerful people in the world by the Forbes Magazine in annual power rankings. 17. 16.The next and the 12th meeting of the Joint Working Group will be held in Canada in 2013 on mutually convenient dates. NOTE:. He said the certificate was given by IAEA after inspection by the officials of the Agency along with the officials of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL). Hyderabad Batteries Limited (HBL) developed a new anti collision safety device which is path breaking technology in ensuring safe travelling and fewer accidents. Sonia Gandhi dropped from the rankings of 2011 to number 12 in 2012. NOTE:.Prime Minister Manmohan Sign was ranked at number 19. IAEA has certified that all the 20 Atomic Power Reactors in the country are very safe.The Maharashtra State government is going to bear the entire cost of the memorial project and will henceforth take care of the land. Union Government of India cleared Decks for Ambedkar Memorial Union Government of India cleared the decks for transferring the prime India 12. Ajit Pawar will take oath as Deputy Chief Minister at Raj Bhavan at 10 am tomorrow on 7 December. Anti Collision Device for Railways developed by Hyderabad Based Firm Hyderabad Based Company. as the adviser to finance minister P Chidambaram. . global position.

25. especially Puducherry and Munnar (Kerala).The award is being offered in the memory of renowned Congress leader as well as the former Kerala Chief minister K Karunakaran. former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today formally launched Karnataka Janata Party(KJP) and took over as its President at a massive rally here in North Karnataka. The ceremony that entails a series of military traditions — from bugles and bands to the horse-riding President's Bodyguard (PBG) is now going to have a new look as the drill will be conducted in the backdrop of the majestic dome of the presidential house from the earlier North Block.21. It includes 1 lakh Rupees as well as citation. 23. building new sections. NOTE:. Former CM of Karnataka B S Yeddyurappa formally launched Karnataka Janata Party Opening a new chapter in Karnataka politics. NOTE:. 24. Security of the Taj Mahal would be increased further under Uttar Pradesh Tourism Ministry's project to develop the slums of Agra's nearby Tajganj area. Tajganj project to intensify Taj's security by U. despite being suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It has requested the State Governments and Union Territory Administrations to recognize the potential of Film Tourism and constitute special bodies/cells to facilitate filming in their respective States/Union Territories. Director of the film ‘Life of Pi’ and Yann Martel. which found the election violating its charter. 27. writer of the book of the same name. The project comprises all-round development of the Tajganj area.The slums of Tajganj are often seen as an eyesore on the canvas of Taj. ADB to provide $300 mn loan to Chhattisgarh for overhauling roads ADB to provide $300 mn loan to Chhattisgarh for overhauling roads by the ADB said. the project would include works such as expanding roads for two-laning. The Chhattisgarh . These Awards will be given to Ang Lee. 22. Separate set of CCTV cameras will be installed and a buffer zone created to ensure the safety of the monument.P. NOTE:.The Ministry of Tourism identified Film Tourism as a Niche Tourism product. Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram Selected For K Karunakaran Foundation Award Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram was selected for K Karunakaran Foundation award for his brilliant administration. Abhay Chautala elected as New President of Indian Olympic Association Indian Olympic Association on unanimously elected Abhay Singh Chautala as its new president after it decided to go ahead and hold its annual general meeting as well as elections. construction and strengthening of culverts and bridges.Rashtrapati Bhavan will now host 200 public visitors at its forecourt for watching the ceremony. Government of India recognizing the impact it has had in promoting India as a tourism destination. 26. Life of Pi was awarded with two National Tourism Awards by the Ministry of Tourism Life of Pi was given two National Tourism Awards by the Ministry of Tourism. Govt. President's house Rashtrapati Bhavan now opened for Common People On the instructions of Union President Pranab Mukherjee it was decided to make the ceremonial change of guard of the President's Bodyguard open to the public every Saturday. NOTE:.

This will also lower the losses incurred by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. sugar. among other things.9% in November 2012 Consumer Price Index (CPI) data released recently showed that the retail inflation increased for the second successive month to 9.bpgrs.Commission's Chairman and Telecom Secretary R. the comptroller and auditor general of India a second term as the designation of chairman of UN Panel of External Auditors for 2013. 2002. NOTE:.in/ has been developed by the state government as an e-governance initiative and has various features for quick and transparent disposal of complaints. Bihar received the Silver Icon Web Ratna Award 2012 Bihar's public grievance redressal website received the Silver Icon Web Ratna Award 2012. The first part of the approved amount is part of the total proposed subsidy of 2. 1768 Crore for Its Own Promotion: I&B Ministry Union Government spent more than Rs.government will provide 128 million Dollars taking the total cost of the project to 428 million Dollars. 2002. the retail inflation was 9. 30. 29.The public grievance redressal website http://www. NOTE:.73 percent. NOTE:. 1768 crore in previous 3 years for its own . 31. vegetables as well as clothing. NOTE:. will require the Competition Commission to decide on corporate mergers within 180 days. Retail Inflation Increased to 9. Chandrashekhar said the subsidy will be paid out of the Universal Service Obligation Fund without impacting fiscal deficit.750 crore rupees for supporting rural landline connections installed before April 1.The bill would also confer powers on fair trade regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI) to vet all M&A deals and also authorise its Director General to carry out search and seizure activities.Panel of the United Nations is the deciding body of the course as well as subject of audit of the different UN organisations which also include International Atomic Energy Agency. In October 2012. will provide a 300-million US Dollar loan to Chhattisgarh for overhauling over 900 kilometres of roads in the state 28. Delhi.Asian Development Bank. The Bill also seeks to amend the existing provision on abuse of dominant position to provide that no enterprise or group either jointly or singly shall abuse its dominant position.90 percent in November 2012 mainly because of the increase in price of food products like edible oil. Vinod Rai Re-Elected As Chairman of UN Panel of External Auditors United Nations gave Vinod Rai. Union Government Spent Over Rs. NOTE:. CAG of the UK. 32. Union Government Introduced Bill to Amend Competition Act Union Government of India introduced a bill in Parliament to amend the Competition Act which.75 percent and in September 2012. The move follows recommendations by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) that 2. has the powers to carry out search and seizure in any investigation. ADB. Telecom Commission approves subsidy for BSNL operations in rural areas Telecom Commission today approved a subsidy of 1500 crore rupees for supporting landline operations of BSNL in the rural areas. it was 9. The complainant is also intimated on his/her email about the action taken. 33. CCI's Director General. Amyas Morse was re-elected as the vice-chairman. upon authorisation by the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate.700 crore rupees be given to BSNL as it operates in remote and rural telecom circles that are less profitable. Presently. This is under Section 41(3) of the Competition Act.

38. NOTE:. Bollywood Actress Hema Malini Selected for Bharat Muni Samman Famous Bollywood actress and Bharatanatyam exponent Hema Malini had been selected for the prestigious Bharat Muni Samman of year 2012 for her outstanding contribution to the field of art and culture. about 100 km from Balasore. 8. .Mr. medium and small scale Industries soon as per the new policy.The missile was test-fired under a practice trial by the Strategic Force Command of the Indian Army from a mobile launcher at about 8. saying the stir will continue. NOTE:.35 million US dollars during April -November 2011-12. the Cabinet also decided to give one time assistance of Rs. 34. Chatterjee said that.18 million US dollars which was higher than the deficit of 122638. 37. NOTE:. Spending on newspaper advertisement in 2012 is Rs. including five boat ambulances under the 108 emergency schemes.55 crore in publicity as well as advertisements in magazines and newspapers as well as on television. NOTE:.promotion.Government was in Process to implement several schemes under the health department such as 15 boats with process theatre facilities.31 crore from 2011 to 2012. Assam Government Announced Special Health Scheme for People in Riverine Area Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that 50 riverine public health centres would be set up in the state under the National Rural Health Mission. Promotion Quota bill: 18 lakh UP government employees go on flash strike About 18 lakh employees and officers of UP government today went on a flash strike boycotting work in protest against attempts at "forcible passage" of the SC/ST quota bill in Rajya Sabha.63 and 41586. India Successfully test fired Agni I Ballistic Missile India successfully test-fired it’s indigenously developed nuclear capable Agni-I ballistic missile with a strike range of 700 km from a test range off Odisha coast. 375.63 Million Dollars As per the data released by Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry exports and imports during November 2012 were valued at 22299.I&B Ministry revealed that the Directorate of Audio-Visual Publicity (DAVP) spent a total of Rs. NOTE:.Bharat Muni Samman is named after the author of Natyashastra Bharat Muni and has been instituted by Bhubaneswar-based organisation Kalingayana Touryatrikam. Besides. defence 36. 10 thousand to maxinim Rs. 35. India's Foreign Trade in November 2012: Exports valued at 22299.45 thousand for procuiring of agri-equipment through Kisahan Credit Cards. Dhubri. Goalpara and Darrang.The trade deficit for April . 39. sanctioning of loan from Rs.000 to the farmer for electrification of agricultural pump sets.November 2012-13 was estimated at 129500. West Bengal Cabinet approves land allotment policy. Partha Chatterjee said that. The public health centres would be located primarily in the districts of Barpeta. guidelines West Bengal Cabinet approved land allotment policy and guidelines today. land will be allotted to 14 big. 1768.90 million US dollars respectively. NOTE:. Most of the money was spent on newspaper advertisements with Rs. The State Commerce and Industries Minister Mr.30 am on 12 December 2012 from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheeler Island. revealed the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry. 99 crore.

India and Pakistan seal accord to ease visa restrictions The liberalised visa agreement between India and Pakistan has been operationalized by home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Pakistan interior minister Rehman Malik with the latter calling it a historic step forward for the peace process. Rs. 42. NOTE:. historic. NOTE:. 45. Union Cabinet clears Land Acquisition Bill The controversial Land Acquisition Bill was today cleared by the Union Cabinet.150 crore proposal on coastal security Cabinet Committee on Security gave its nod to a 2. 640 crore would be spent on setting up the second phase of coastal security network under which 38 radars would be established to create a near gap free electronic surveillance along the entire coastal area.40.Introducing the Bill. Meghalaya Chief Minister.150 crore rupee proposal on coastal security that aims at preventing any 26/11-type attack. Both concessions will kick in immediately. Initially 16 states will be covered by 1st April 2013 and the national roll out is planned till 1st April 2014. Mukul Sangma termed the Bill as. nationals married to nationals of the other country and children below 12. KC Chakrabarty said in Mumbai that the Central Government’s ambitious direct cash transfer scheme will play a crucial role in reducing the fiscal deficit and controlling inflation in the country. the bill makes mandatory obtaining of consent of 70 per cent of the people whose land will be for acquired. NOTE:. The bill was given the go-ahead at the Cabinet presided by Prime Minister Manmonan Singh.The programme which is planned to be introduced in 43 districts beginning from early next year. will help in curtailing massive leakages and wastages in the subsidy distribution system. Meghalaya Lokayukta Bill passed Meghalaya Legislative Assembly toaday passed the Meghalaya Lokayukta Bill-2012 on the concluding day of its 4-day winter session amidst walk out by Opposition members of the Nationalist Congress Party. Exemption from police reporting will also be offered to those arriving on a business visa and who have an income of above 5 million Pakistani rupee. 44. RBI says direct cash transfer can help control inflation RBI Deputy Governor. Dr.5-6% this fiscal: Rangarajan . 43. 1. Cabinet Committee on Security gave its nod to a Rs. In the case of Public-Private Partnership projects.The places of visit allowable have been increased by both countries from 3 to 5 and a provision made for issue of visa up to 2 years for persons above 65. as it would provide for establishment of a body of Lokayukta for the State of Meghalaya to inquire into allegation of corruption against certain public functionaries. 5 offshore patrol vessels would be bought for the Coast Guard for Rs. NOTE:. making mandatory the consent of 80 per cent of people whose land is taken for private projects. 41.500 crore.The bill was finalised by the Rural Development Ministry incorporating the suggestion of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi who had asked the government to take the consent from 80 per cent land owners for purchase of land for the purpose of setting up industries and PPP projects.Under the proposal. NOTE:. As part of the proposal. Economy likely to grow at 5. Describing the scheme as a “power tool” the senior most of the four RBI deputy governors explained that the scheme if implemented well the scheme will have a positive impact on the inflation front and efficiency in expenditure will help reduce the fiscal deficit. 2. He also said that the programme will help in driving the financial inclusion agenda of the apex bank RBI.

Arun Kumar Mishra was earlier the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court.4 per cent. which has over the years worked on developing social advertising brand Bharat Nirman. Sabka Haq’.Sabka hit. NOTE:. From 2006 to 2008. the economy is expected to grow at 5. Naina Lal Kidwai becomes first woman President of FICCI Naina Lal Kidwai took over as President of FICCI. This authorises the Centre to withdraw Rs. Goswami has the career span of 25 years as legal practitioner in different courts. He was administered the oath of office by West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan. 46. Lok Sabha passed Supplementary Demand Grants for 2012-13 Lok Sabha yesterday passed the Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2012-13 and the relevant Appropriation Bills. 47. growth in the first half of 2012-13 has fallen to 5. 30. 50. which includes Aadhaar based Direct Cash Transfer Scheme to be implemented in 51 districts from January 2013 among others. India Telecom 2012 conference held in New Delhi Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar has said that India is at the threshold of 3rd revolution in telecommunication. 48. Union Government launched Government Calendar Featuring Flagship Schemes Government of India’s Wall Calendar for 2013 was launched featuring various flagship programmes of the Government.Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) Chairman C Rangarajan said. Sidharth Birla. Mr. the anticipated broadband revolution will revolutionize the socioeconomy sector including health and information. Advocate R S Goswami Elected As the Chairman of Bar Council of Delhi Advocate R S Goswami was elected as the chairman of Bar Council of Delhi.804 crore from the Consolidated Fund of India. Chairman of Xpro India Ltd and Digjam Ltd.The calendar is printed and designed by Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.Kidwai succeeds R V Kanoria of Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Ltd.Congress president Sonia Gandhi today strongly backed the Centre's New Direct Benefit Transfer system that will ensure cash transfer directly in the hands of beneficiaries . Chandrashekhar was delivering the keynote address of the special session on ‘Critical Internet Resources and Way Forward’ on the second day of the India Telecom 2012 conference in New Delhi. NOTE:. Justice Arun kumar Mishra appointed Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court Justice Arun Kumar Mishra took over as the new Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court. He expressed hope that the economy will do better in the second half and the manufacturing sector could grow.5 to 6 per cent in the current fiscal and the next year will see a better rate of expansion.R S Goswami has second term as member of bar council. becoming the first woman to head the leading industry body.3 per cent in the same period last fiscal. NOTE:. from 7. also has been elected as Senior Vice-President of FICCI. NOTE:. 49. He was elected unanimously by council members NOTE:. Mr Rangarajan said. 52. he was the honourary secretary of the Bar Council of Delhi 51. He said. Sonia Gandhi launched "Delhi Annshri Yojna" UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi launched a major food security programme of Delhi Government "Delhi Annshri Yojna". The theme of the calendar is ‘Bharat Nirman.The country has a comfortable stock of 682 lakh tonnes of wheat and rice at present. NOTE:.

WB govt. Tamil Version of the Book "Still Counting the Dead" authored by Frances Harrison Released Tamil version of the book. The education minister said that although admissions to the primary stage is going to be at 6 plus age of students.State Education Minister Mr. Rajya Sabha has passed the Constitution (117th Amendment) Bill. Roev Ruchey in Russia.This pair of puma would arrive soon from Russia. NOTE:. RS passes bill for reservation in promotion for SCs and STs in govt.Survivors of Sri Lanka's Hidden War authored by Frances Harrison was released on 15 December 2012. saying it is in line with many other "revolutionary" measures taken by the UPA. ayurveda. panther or mountain lion. Central Zoo Authority of India Approved Exchanging White Tigress against Puma Pair from Russia Central Zoo Authority of India approved exchanging white tigress from the Delhi Zoo against a pair of puma. Sharad Pawar releases book “For the Grains” written by KV Thomas Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today released a book titled 'For the Grains' at a function in New Delhi. New Delhi. LS unanimously passed Constitution Amendment Bill Lok Sabha today unanimously passed the Constitution Amendment Bill providing special provisions for setting up a separate Development Board for the backward areas of the erstwhile Hyderabad-Karnataka region in Karnataka state.of various schemes. NOTE:. The book written by Food Minister K V Thomas is a compilation of 37 speeches delivered by him in recent years. additional class rooms for preprimary teachings and appointment of pre-primary teachers are to be undertaken soon. jobs. This pair would be among other foreign species such as South American jaguars as well as grey kangaroos which are nestled at National Zoological Park. which is also called cougar. NOTE:. NOTE:. NOTE:.The Book covers a wide range of issues including agriculture. research and education in the country 58. The first copy of the translated work was received by noted art critic and writer Sadanand Menon.The home ministry in a gazette notification announced that all the factions of the ULFA and the NDFB are banned under Section three of the Unlawful Prevention Act 55. 54. Bratya Basu said that. 206 members voted in favour while 10 against it. .This book reveals the unprecedented killings in the last phase of civil war-also called as Eelam War in Sri Lanka in the year 2009 59.The Bill required majority of the total members of the House and two-third majority of the members present and voting 56. the admission of students in these sections will be through lotteries. NOTE:. from the Krasnoyarks Park of flora and fauna. 2012 providing for reservation in promotions to SCs and STs in government jobs.to start pre-primary education in all schools West Bengal Government is due to start pre-primary education in all Government and Government-aided Schools. climate change. those who pass pre-primary before 6 syears of age will not be debared from admition to class one 57. He said that. 53. Union Government of India Extended ban on ULFA and NDFB Union home ministry in Month of December extended the ban on United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) and National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) under the Unlawful Prevention Act. Still Counting the Dead. food security.

India will see a decrease of 50-75 per cent in malaria cases by 2015. a concerted effort by endemic countries. providing equitable allocation of funds for development. Nepal. Its deadline would be finalized by 31 December 2012. Madhavrao Chitale and comprise experts from law and judiciary and finance departments. Pune offered the strain of JE virus to Bharat Biotech. Sri Lanka and Thailand have registered decreases of 75 per cent or more in the malaria incidence rates between 2000 and 2011. NOTE:. This contract also included the option of having four additional aircrafts along with the intelligence and surveillance systems. however. out of the eight that it would get from Boeing. Dr. A report by World Health Organisation (WHO). NOTE:.1 billion dollar was signed between India and the US Aircraft maker Boeing in January 2009 for procurement of the long range surveillance aircraft equipped with anti-submarine weaponry. National Institute of Virology (NIV). Bharat Biotech had submitted results from final human trials to Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) so that it could have marketing clearance. India's uranium reserve pegged at two lakh tonnes India has a confirmed reserve of nearly two lakh tonnes of uranium at present. The aircraft will arrive in India by May 2013 along with two more aircrafts expected to be handed over the Indian Naval team by the month.This JE virus was gathered from Kolar in Karnataka. The report said. Korea.NOTE:. India. rockets and deadly missile with abilities to fight against powerful warships and anti-submarine warfare. training and maintenance support and warfare. 63. Both Houses of the Karnataka legislature had passed resolutions to provide special provisions to the region in 2010. 64.The Bill seeks insertion of Article 371 J in the Constitution. says. says World Health Organisation.The SIT would be headed by the Dr. Bhutan. 60. P-8I would be armed with torpedoes. Chitale is a water expert and has worked for different commissions and at different capacities and served the Union Water Resource Ministry as its Secretary 61. Government of Maharashtra ordered SIT Probe into Multi-Crore Irrigation Scam Government of Maharashtra ordered a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the matter of multi-crore irrigation scam. Koppal. promotion of employment and education in the region. warned that a significant slowdown in global funding of anti-malaria campaigns threatens to roll back the gains made against the preventable mosquito-borne disease over the last 10 years. donors and global malaria partners during the past decade has led to strengthened malaria control around the world. The announcement was made in both the legislative houses of the state. The . India Developed Indigenous Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Vaccine First vaccine of the world was developed against Japanese Encephalitis (JE) using the Indian strain of virus. Raichur. 62. First of the Eight P-8I Maritime Surveillance Aircraft received by Indian Navy Indian Navy received its first P-8I Maritime Surveillance Aircraft at its facility located at Seattle.In the south-east Asia Region. Nepal and Thailand could also potentially move from the control to the pre-elimination phase by continuing their progress. The WHO's World Malaria Report 2012 said. Malaria cases in India to go down by 50 to 75 per cent by 2015. The erstwhile Hyderabad-Karnataka region include the districts of Gulbarga. It. Bidar. Yadgir and Bellary.A deal of 2. NOTE:. NOTE:.

setting a record. was successful. 66. Karnataka and Chhattisgarh have substantial quantities of uranium. 69. when it bagged 115 seats. Rajasthan. NOTE:. The surface-to-surface missile was test fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 of Integrated Test Range. children. NOTE:-Moving the Bill. The beyondvisual-range missile was tested at 1.The Environment and Forests Minister Jayanti Natarajn in a written reply in the Lok Sabha asserted that the Real Time Water Quality Monitoring Stations stations is going to be set up in the next five years which includes eight in Uttarakhand. of India to set up Real Time Water Quality Monitoring stations along River Ganga Government of India decided to set up 113 Real Time Water Quality Monitoring Stations along the river Ganga.000 tonnes. Virbhadra reclaims his throne in Himachal Seventy-eight-year-old Virbhadra Singh is an old war horse who could not be put down by allegations of corruption nor by infighting in the Congress as he steered the party back to power in Himachal Pradesh with a spirited campaign. 68.This was a development trial of the missile and the target was an unmanned aerial vehicle which was flown from the same base few minutes before the launch of the missile. Govt.492 tonnes followed by Jharkhand with over 53. NOTE:. While Meghalaya.reserves of monazite amount to one hundred seven lakh tonnes. India successfully test-fires Astra interceptor missile off Odisha coast India today successfully test-fired indigenously developed Astra air-to-air interceptor missile from Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur off Odisha coast. scores a hat-trick The BJP registered its fifth consecutive victory in Gujarat. Chhattisgarh the first state to pass legislation on food security Chhattisgarh became the first state in the country to bring legislation on food security. 57 in Uttar Pradesh.Although the reserves of uranium in the country are modest. Maharashtra and Uttarakhand. the rare earth is found in modest quantities in Uttar Pradesh. conducted as part of operational exercise by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the defence services. Its highest quantity occurs in Andhra Pradesh with a reserve of 93. they are located in 10 States. Chief Minister Dr. NOTE:. third under Modi.The launch of the sophisticated missile. 13 in Bihar and 35 in West Bengal to monitor the water quality in the river 70. including poor families. women and other vulnerable groups . Nuclear capable Prithvi-II test successful India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350 km from a test range at Chandipur near Balasore (Odisha). The veteran may all be set to become chief minister of the state for the sixth time. Himachal Pradesh.25 today afternoon from launch complext number 3 of ITR. 65. The Atomic Mineral Directorate under the Atomic Energy Department is the specialist agency to survey and explore the reserves of this vital component in generating atomic power in the country. Narendra Modi Re-elected as Gujarat Chief Minister. two less than in the 2007 elections while Congress bagged two more to finish at 61. The Nationalist Congress Party won two seats while Janata Dal-U one seat. 67. The state legislative assembly passed the Food Security Bill 2012 that confers legal rights to the beneficiaries to receive food grains and food items at highly subsidized prices. Raman Singh said. NOTE:. the legislation has got the most unique features that covers all sections of the society.

Briefing media in New Delhi after meeting with Prime Minister Dr. It is designed to intercept and destroy enemy aircraft at supersonic speeds (1. Manmohan Singh. It is also the first time Blackberry had signed a celebrity in India as its brand ambassador 74.38 Years old Karishma Kapoor asserted that McCain is a great solution for women. McCain Foods India is a 100% . Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said that:Government to take immediate steps for amendment of criminal law for more effective punishment in rarest of rare case of sexual assault.71. The missile was fired from the launch pad number two of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Prime Minister approves new measures for the security of women: Details:Government today approved new measures for security of women in the national capital.4 Mach) in head-on and tail-chase modes. as the celebrity endorsement is an accepted norm in India in terms of youth and consumer association with brand. About McCain Food: McCain Food is the world's largest producer of French Fries and Potato Specialties It is Located in Florenceville. appointed Karisma Kapoor as its first brand ambassador in India. 3. Karishma Kapoor Appointed Brand Ambassador of McCain Food: Details: McCain Foods India Pvt Ltd. whether working or homemakers. Karisma Kapoor is going to endorse the entire range of McCain’s Indian and International product portfolio. 72. Blackberry Smartphone maker Research-In-Motion (RIM) signed: Ranbir Kapoor as its Brand Ambassador Details:The signing of Ranbir Kapoor is a move to attract young entrepreneurs and professionals. It can be launched from different altitudes and cover 110 km when fired from an altitude of 15 km. New Brunswick in the country of Canada. it is considered as one of the best of its kind in the world as it weighs about 160 kg and can carry explosive loaded conventional warheads up to 15 kg. the makers of frozen French fries and potato specialty products. reach 44 km when launched from an altitude of eight km. and 21 km when launched from the sea-level. India Successfully Test Fired Air to Air Interceptor Astra Missile Details:: India on 21 December 2012 test launched its indigenously developed beyond visual range(BVR) air-to-air interceptor missile Astraat the interim test range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha. The missile uses solid propellant and can carry a conventional warhead weighing 15 kg. • • • • 73.2 to 1. Missile Specification: • Astra has the capability to intercept and destroy enemy aircraft at a supersonic speed and can be fitted into any fighter aircraft.8 metre long.

Virbhadra Singh to be Himachal CM for 6th time: Note: Virbhadra Singh. 79. Delhi gang rape: Centre to ensure maximum punishments to culprits. will be the next Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. and All India Council for Technical Education. was named leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) by AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi after his appointment was approved by Sonia Gandhi. 78-year-old Singh. UGC. From year 1998 on wards McCain is engaged in agriculture R&D and in development of frozen food market in India and subcontinent countries. says MoS Home Affairs: Note: Centre has decided to take steps to enhance punishment in rarest of rare rape cases even Prime Minister Dr. Direct Cash Transfer Scheme in Puducherry from Jan 1: Note: Aadhar based Direct Cash Transfer Scheme will be launched in Puducherry from 1st January 2013. President of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC). It will house the offices of the Renewable Energy Department and Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA). Hooda inaugurates Akshay Urja Bhawan in Panchkula. Details: Accreditation for all higher educational institutes will soon be mandatory. Accreditation for all higher educational institutes to be made mandatory soon. BSNL had demanded 2580 crore rupees per from the government to support its rural operations. Manmohan Singh has directed Home Minister to ensure sense of security in Delhi and see that incidents like last Sunday's gang-rape do not recur. 81. AICTE. TRAI had suggested that subsidy be given in two installments-1500 crore for 2011-12 and for 2012-13 1250 cr. The Ministry of Human Resources Development said the regulations could be notified by as early as January 76.subsidiary of McCain Foods Canada. 77. University Grants Commission. Note: Haryana Chief Minister Mr. hotels. are set to issue regulation guidelines by early next year in this regard. Bhupinder Singh Hooda yesterday inaugurated “Akshay Urja Bhawan” constructed at a cost of 11 crore rupees in Panchkula . Chidambaram will visit Puducherry on tomorrow to review the preparation for implementing the scheme 80. The building demonstrates energy efficient building design and green building concepts. P. 78. 75. who successfully spearheaded the Congress campaign in the Assembly polls. McCain products are used by leading fast food chains. rupees. restaurants. catering companies and are popular for in-home consumption. The Union Finance Minister Mr. Telecom Commission approved 1500 crore Rupees subsidy for BSNL: Details: The approval came in line with the TRAI recommendation which had suggested that 2700 crore rupees should be given to BSNL as operations in rural areas don’t generate enough revenues. Nation remembering former PM Charan Singh on his 110th birth anniversary: .The subsidy is going to be paid out of the Universal Service Obligation (USO) Fund.

85. 83. legal professionals. NGOs. It will submit its report within three months. eminent jurists. The 78-year-old took oath at 10. Retired Justice Usha Mehra will head the commission and will also suggest measures to make Delhi and NCR safer for women and identify lapses on the part of the police among other things. Justice Verma Committee seeks suggestions from public: Note: Justice Verma Committee which has been constituted to look into the need for reviewing present law for speedier justice and enhanced punishment in cases of aggravated sexual assaulted has asked for suggestion from the public.verma@nic. Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav will also attend the function. Seven cabinet Ministers and nine Ministers of State also took oath in today’s ceremony . 2013.Naredra Modi was today sworn-in as the Chief Minister for the fouth consecutive term. 87.Note: The nation is remembering former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh on his 110th birth anniversary today. President to attend special convocation of BHU: Note: President Shri Pranab Mukherjee will attend a special convocation of the Benaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi on Tuesday to mark the concluding function of the year long 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of its founder 'Mahamana' Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya born on 25th Dcember. Inquiry Commission set up into rape case: Note: Government today constituted a Commission of Enquiry to look into various aspects of the gangrape of the 23 year-old paramedic in a moving bus on December 16th. State’s chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today laid the foundation stone of the Kamadhenu Cow Sanctuary at Salriya village in Susner tahsil of Shajapur district.inand through fax at 011-23092675 latest by 5th January. women groups and civil society members through advertisement in newspapers. A ceremony will be held at his samadhi at Kisan Ghat in the national capital Delhi to commemorate the occasion 82. 84. Veteran Cong leader Virbhadra Singh sworn in as HP CM for sixth time: Note: Veteran Congress leader Virbhadra Singh was today sworn-in as Himachal Pradesh's Chief Minister for a record sixth term in Shimla. 1861. The Committee has to submit its report within one month from today 86. Narendra Modi sworn in as CM of Gujarat for 4th time: Note: In Gujarat. He will be presented with an Honorary degree of Doctorate of Law by the University. India’s first and unique cow sanctuary to be established in MP: Note: India’s first and unique cow sanctuary will be established in Madhya Pradesh.40 am as the hill state's 13th Chief Minister in the presence of thousands of his supporters at the historic Ridge. The Forest Department will run large-scale fodder production scheme here while arrangements will be made in the sanctuary for manufacture of insecticides from cow dung and urine.Kamla Beniwal administered the oath of office and secrecy to him at Sardar Patel Stadium at Ahmedabad. Governor Dr. Suggestions can be sent on email at justice.

seeking to understand how people treat each other. Justice Swatanter Kumar is the first Judge of Supreme Court of India to preside over the Tribunal that never had a full-time Chairperson for itself.3 per cent and it lagged behind Bihar and other four states. 90. Justice Swatanter Kumar took over as NGT Chairperson: Note: Justice Kumar took over as the Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) . Bihar became the Fastest Growing Indian State between 2006 and 2010: Bihar became the fastest growing state in India at 10. after Bihar became the fastest growing state in India at 10. Chhattisgarh in terms of growth rate. be completed within a period of two months from the date of commencement of the examination of witnesses.88.Orissa. one of the largest religious gatherings in the world. Kamal Nath Appointed as New Ex officio Member of Plan Member: Kamal Nath will be replacing Jairam Naresh as New Ex officio Member of Plan Member. 91. Note: The Kumbh Mela. He would look forward to the issues related to the cases of environmental protection and conversation of forests and the natural resources. the CrPC stipulates that the inquiry or trial shall.9 per centbetween 2006 and 2010 Note: As per the data released by the Planning Commission of India. rape trials must end within two months as stipulated under law. Note: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s office on 26 December 2012 re-constituted the Planning Commission by appointing parliamentary affairs and urban development minister Kamal Nath as the new ex-officio member of the Plan panel. Maharashtra. 92. The other ex-officio members of the Commission. how they experience the crowd and what impact the crowd has on their everyday lives. Up to 100 million people will gather on the shores of the Ganges to celebrate the Hindu festival commencing on 14th January 2013. as far as possible. Haryana. Kumbh Mela the greatest show on Earth: Study: The study described the Kumbh Mela as an incredible event and the "greatest show on Earth". Bihar was the slowest growing state during 200105 period with GDP figure of 2. 10 days before the Delhi gangrape which triggered nation-wide outrage with strong demands for fast-tracking of rape cases. to be held at Sangam in Allahabad early next year has been described as the "greatest show on Earth" in a four-year study. They will present their findings at a special event at Allahabad University on 24th January 2013. For four years the team of British and Indian researchers have been studying the event. Rape trials must end within 2 months: SC: The Supreme Court says.the apex body constituted under The National Green Tribunal Act 2010.9 per cent between 2006 and 2010 while Gujarat’s growth rate declined to 9. 89. . Note: A bench of justices Swatanter Kumar and Fakkir Mohammed Ibrahim Kalifulla gave their judgement on December 6th. The apex court also noted that in cases that come under section 376 (rape) and related offences under sections 376 A to D of the IPC.9 percent whereas Gujarat was the fastest growing state between 2001 and 2005 with figure of 11 percent.

The purpose behind the conference is to give a new dimension and vision for the upkeep of Telugu. 94. The Chief Minister also proposed a Rural Administrative Service in Assam and it will extensively and comprehensively administer at Panchayat level in all sectors. N Railway makes history by connecting with Kashmir valley: a.The event marked with the felicitation of 14 eminent Telugus. jobs: a. Victim died due to . Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said: "We expect with the growth rate of 5. 30% reservation for rural candidates in Assam Govt. tracing its history and while naming prominent persons and their contributions and various literary movements.. who was gang-raped and brutally assaulted in a Delhi bus nearly a fortnight ago. Note: Country's apex policy making body NDC has approved the strategy to achieve average growth rate of 8 pc during the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17).8 per cent this fiscal and little over 7 per cent next fiscal. Note: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has announced that "In order to achieve inclusive growth and facilitate decentralization. Chemicals and fertilisers minister M K Alagiri. Chidambaram. Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar. The body of the girl is likely to be flown back to India tonight for last rites… b. b. NDC approves 12th Five Year Plan: a. 96.are Finance Minister P. Note: President Pranab Mukherjee on 27 December 2012 declared open the 4th World Telugu Conference in the presence of thousands of Telugu-speaking people from across the world in the temple town of Tirupati of Andhra Pradesh. Note: The 23-year-old girl.. Communications ministerKapil Sibal & Law minister Ashwani Kumar. Strategy to achieve average growth rate of 8 pc during the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17). An 11 Kilometer tunnel in this section has been completed with a cost of 1800 crore paving way for the completion of the prestigious project in 2017 95. b. 4th World Telgu Conference held in Tirupati: Conference was Inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherje.. 93. Kashmir valley connected with Banihal town. and with extra effort in the remaining three more years we can reach 8 per cent. we are planning to bring to effect 30 per cent reservation in government jobs in all sectors to candidates from villages of Assam. Delhi gang-rape victim passes away ! a. Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde.. died at a hospital in Singapore early Saturday. Note: The history was made by the Northern Railway on Friday by connecting India's longest railway tunnel through the Pir Panjal mountain range. generate 50 million new jobs and increase investments in infrastructure sector. connecting Kashmir Valley to Banihal town passing through the longest tunnel in India." from next year end.on Srinagar-Jammu National highway. health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. 97.

Note: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has voiced "deep sorrow" at the death of the 23-year-old Delhi gang-rape victim. In 1920. her family and officials from the High Commission of India were by her side. Every girl and woman has the right to be respected.C. Ramanujan theory on behaviour of black holes finally proved… b. Girl body was cremated in Delhi on Sunday morning… b. Indian High Commissioner in Singapore T." a bench of justices Swatanter Kumar and S J Mukhopadhaya said. Note: The Supreme Court has ruled that the names of the members of an interview board. Raghavan told that the parents of the girl have requested to make arrangements for sending her body to India. It would endanger their lives. c. He said the final few hours were a trying time for the girl's family and they bore the entire process with a great deal of fortitude and courage.. Ramanujan wrote a letter to his mentor. Name of interview board members can't be revealed under RTI: Supreme Court a. "The disclosure of names and addresses of the members of the interview board would ex facie endanger their lives or physical safety. Researchers say they have solved the problems from his last mysterious letters. 100. valued and protected”. Note: Indian maths genius Srinivasa Ramanujan’s cryptic deathbed theory which he claimed was conceived in his dreams was finally proved by American scientist in the month of November. The possibility of a failed candidate attempting to take revenge from such persons cannot be ruled out. English mathematician G H Hardy. Ramanujan was right and that the formula could explain the behaviour of black holes. cannot be divulged under the RTI Act as it might endanger their lives. never excused. 98. The findings were presented in .A. along with a hunch about how they worked. Millions of Indians held candle-light vigils and protests demanding immediate action from the government to punish perpetrators of the heinous crime and strengthen laws that deal with violence against women 99. asking the Indian government to implement reforms to deter such crimes and bring the perpetrators to justice. to expose the members of the interview board: SC.multiple organ failure and severe injuries to her brain and body at Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore at 2:15am (IST). The apex court set aside the order of the Patna High Court which had directed Bihar Public Service Commission to reveal the names and addresses of the members of the interview board which had cleared the names of candidate for job in Police Laboratory in Crime Investigation Department of the state. UN chief expresses sorrow at death of Delhi gang-rape victim: a. never tolerated.. The hospital chief executive officer Dr Kelvin Loh said: “We are very sad to report that the patient passed away peacefully. He said "Violence against women must never be accepted. set up to select candidates for government jobs. while on his death-bed. Srinivasa Ramanujan's cryptic theory proved right: a. outlining several new mathematical functions never heard of before. b. Quoting the Researchers report the Daily Mail newspaper reported that Mr.

103. ahead of the 125th anniversary of the Ramanujan 's birth on 22 December. The helpline number 181 for women in distress in Delhi Chief Minister’s office. will be connected with all the police stations across the city. Sports 1. replaces incumbent O Alem as DGP of Nagaland." and the scheme would be implemented in all the districts of the country by the end of 2013.The organizer said that 254 stalls have been set up and fair will be concluded on 10th January 2013 102. Fair is dedicated to Poet Hiren Bhattacharya… b. . Note: In Assam. the US Open and Olympic gold in a stunning summer of success. A total of 26 schemes will be covered under it. Director General of Civil Defence. a Nagaland Cadre IAS of 1977 batch. He added that ‘the government has no intention to provide cash subsidy for food. 101. 104. Delhi Government launches 181 helpline for Delhi women: Note: The helpline was announced in the wake of the recent gang rape incident in the national capital. Serena Williams has been named WTA Tour Player of the Year for the fourth time after winning Wimbledon. 14th North East Book Fair opens in Guwahati: a. The toll free number. the 14th North East Book Fair has begun today in Guwahati organised by All Assam Book Publishers and Sellers Association. A total of 135 publishing houses from across the country have taken part in the North -East book fair . which can be dialed from landline and mobile phones. Additional Chief Secretary Alemtemshi Jamir. fertiliser and petroleum products’. Direct cash transfer scheme set to roll out from tomorrow: Scheme rolls out in 20 districts from tomorrow… Note: The Direct Benefit Transfer system will be implemented in seven schemes such as scholarships and old age pensions from Jan 1.November at a Ramanujan conference held at the University of Florida. Tennis: Serena named WTA Player of the Year. is the new Chief Secretary while B Kezo. Nagaland gets new Chief Secretary & DGP: Note: Nagaland gets new Chief Secretary and Director General of Police on the New Year day as the incumbents retire today. Chidambaram said "The scheme will be rolled out in 11 more districts on Feb 1 and 12 more districts will join on March 1. has become operational.

75 points.Jadeja. NOTE:. IOA went ahead saying they were bound by the Delhi High Court order.Tour de India In Srinagar.The suspension means that the IOA will stop receiving IOC funding and its officials will be banned from attending Olympic meetings and events. Ravindra Jadeja becomes first Indian batsman to hit three triple centuries in first-class Ravindra Jadeja became the first Indian batsman and only the 8th in the first-class history to hit 3 triple-centuries as his career-best unbeaten 320 helped Saurashtra reach a mammoth 534 for six against the Railways in a Ranji Trophy Group A match. in Rajkot today.The decision was largely expected after the IOA decided to go ahead with the elections on Wednesday under the government's Sports Code. Third World Cup Kabaddi tournament begins in Bathinda The third World Cup Kabaddi -2012 was declared open by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at the Multipurpose Stadium in Bathinda.Pallikal jumped three places to be ranked 10th by the Women's International Squash Players Association with 5175. 5. he hasn’t won anywhere. scored his second triple ton and third overall to become the only Indian cricketer to achieve such a feat. The 10th edition of World Junior Table Tennis Championship will be held in Hyderabad in mid Decmber. IOC suspends IOA for violating Olympic charter International Olympic Committee (IOC). Graeme Mcdowell of Northern Ireland Won World Challenge Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland ended his two-year wait of winning the tournament on 2 December 2012 with his three-shot victory in World Challenge which was hosted by Tiger Woods. The decision was taken in the Executive Board meeting in Lausanne. Srinagar hosting international cycling event. NOTE ii:. Nearly 140 athletes are participating in the event which is being held in Kashmir valley for the first time. NOTE:.As many as 16 men's teams and 7 women squad from all six continents of the world have descended on the heartland of Malwa as Punjab witnessed biggest ever sports extravaganza in the gala but somber opening of World Cup Kabaddi -2012. NOTEi:. Kobe Bryant Became Youngest Player in the History of NBA to Reach 30000 Career Points NBA (basketball) on 5 December 2012. 9. The state Chief Minister and the Sports Minister flagged off these cyclists at Royal Spring Golf Course. She was also the first Indian woman to break into the top 20 in the WSA rankings.McDowell had last won in 2010 season in which he captured the victory in US Open but since then. on Tuesday suspended the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). 6. 7. who had smashed 303 in the first match of the season against Gujarat. an international cycle event "Tour de India" is underway on the banks of world famous Dal lake. 8. The event will conclude by afternoon today. 3. NOTE:. World Squash rankings: Pallikal becomes 1st Indian to come under top 10 Squash ace Dipika Pallikal has become the first Indian to break into the top 10 of the world rankings. NOTE:.2. defying the IOC's diktat to hold the polls under the Olympic Charter. . India's athletes will be barred from competing in Olympic events under their national flag. but they can participate under the IOC banner. 4.

England Cricket Captain Alastair Cook became the youngest Batsman to score 7000 Runs England Cricket team captain Alastair Cook claimed his place among the cricketing greats when he set an England record for the most Test centuries and became the youngest player in the long history of the game to pass 7000 runs. Sri Lanka retains the number one position with 127 points followed by West Indies. The bronze was claimed by Pakistan after they beat India 3-2 on a match. Among the bowlers Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal leads the pack followed by Dale Steyn. 14. Government de-recognised the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation Union government of India de-recognised the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation and the Archery Association of India. India at third place in latest T-20 ranking In the latest T-20 ranking released by ICC. Australia Won Hockey Champions Trophy for the 5th Consecutive Year At the Champions Trophy 2012. Uttar Pradesh which was held from 8 November 2012 to 11 November 2012. 11. the IABF has denied the charge. 16.All 5 wrestlers were provisionally suspended while they have pending hearing against them. However.Among Indian players. The earlier record was made by Gerd Mueller who had scored 85 goals in 1972 which included 72 goals for his club Bayern Munich and 13 for his country West Germany. Australia won once again. NOTE:. insisting that the process was transparent. it was silver medal with the silver lining. 12. who walked away with their first medal in the event in 8 years. NOTE:.The 27 years old Alastair Cook scored his 23rd Test hundred to leave England closing in on a rare series win in India. No Indian figures in top 10 list of bowlers and all rounders. The government took this step in the interest of sportspersons. NOTE:. Shane Watson is the best all rounder in T-20 format. All these wrestlers agreed to B Sample testing which would be conducted soon. India occupy third place with 120 points. Lionel Messi set the Record for most Goals in a Calendar Year Lionel Messi. adding to fifth victory consecutively after it earned a 2-1 win in a match against Netherlands in Melbourne. NOTE:. He set the record while scoring the winning goal against Real Betis. India lose bronze to rivals Pak in Champions Trophy India will once again return empty-handed from the Champions Trophy after losing 2-3 in the bronze medal play-off against arch-rivals Pakistan. 5 wrestlers suspended for testing positive during Senior National Wrestling Championship 5 wrestlers which also include four medalists were tested positive on banned substances during Senior National Wrestling Championship at Gonda. the International Boxing Association (AIBA) had suspended the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation. 15. Messi's record included 12 for Argentina and 74 goals for Barcelona in 66 games. the renowned soccer player set the record for most goals in a calendar year by scoring his 86th goal of 2012. . For the Netherlands. IABF alleging possible manipulation in its recent elections. 13.Earlier.10. Suresh Raina figures at number 5 among the batsmen while New Zealand’s Brendan McCallum is at number 1.

India retain No.Afghan boxer Rezaye reached quarter finals of the tournament defeating his Chinese and Kazakh rivals in the qualifying rounds before he was defeated by another Kazakh boxer. and are now four-points behind arch-rival Pakistan who are placed at the fourth position Junior World TT Championship: China Claimed All Titles China got the clean sweep of titles at Volkswagen 2012 World Junior Table Tennis Championship after it won girls as well as boys trophies. The Trophy for the Championships.By winning the title. 16-year old Gurbani outplayed Gursimar Badwal in the final of the National Championships in Kolkata today.He broke the previous record of Sukhen Dey set in 2005 during Bhilai Youth National Weightlifting Championships by lifting one kg more weight. but ended in just 27. 23. India bags Kabaddi World Cup in both Men's. 22. NOTE:. Deru lifted a total of 193 kg (snatch 86 kg + Clean and Jerk 107 kg) to win three gold medals. 20. Gurbani emerged a victor by 10 & 9. 18. was given away by Indian women's boxing legend and Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom. Dey was the lone Indian male weightlifter in 2012 London Olympics. Gurbani regains All India Ladies Golf Title Rising golfer Gurbani Singh regained the Usha All India Ladies Matchplay title after a gap of 3 years. NOTE:. NOTE:. NOTE:. dropped a ratings point to 105. 21.5 spot in ICC Test rankings Despite losing to England 1-2 in the home Test series. 3 years back. 19. which was being held for the 96th time. Both the finals were played at Guru Nanak Dev Stadium in Ludhiana. The contest was to be played over 36 holes. Indian eves out scored Malaysia by 72-12.Indian men thrahsed its arch rival Pakistan with a decisive margin of 59-22 points whereas.17. In women’s category Afghan female boxer Sadaf Rahimi received an honorary bronze medal for her performance in the tournament. . China had won girls’ and boys’ team titles India Lost the Test Series by 1-2 after Nagpur Test ended as a Draw The last test match between India and England of the Tournament England Tour to India ended up as a draw and with this India lost the four-test match cricket series against England by 1-2 on 17 December 2012. New Delhi. however. India. she had become the youngest to win the All India Ladies title for the first time. Women's category India has won the 3rd World Cup Kabaddi Tournament for the third consecutive time in Men’s category and second consective time in Women’s category. World Series Boxing: Afghanistan wins 2 bronze medals Afghanistan has won two bronze medals in the World Series Boxing tournament in Kazakhstan yesterday. Arunachal Weightlifter Jimjang Deru creates National Record Arunachal weightlifter Jimjang Deru brought laurels to the state by creating three New National Record in the ongoing 8th Youth National Weightlifting Championship at Nehru stadium. Gurbani underlined her status as the top amateur in the country. NOTE:. India retained their number five position as per the latest ICC Test Championship rankings issued Dubai today.In the second week of December 2012.

National Squash Champ: Saurav Ghosal wins Men's title. the retired Judge of Supreme Court and Chairperson of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission. which sounds an emphatic win. Eoin Morgan's stunning blow gives England dramatic T20 win over India: 26.K. winning the men's titles in the60th National Squash Championship in Kolkata on Sunday. 28. including the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon under the IOC flag. when the Okolie Odafa.The OCA's decision came in the wake of the suspension imposed on IOA by the International Olympic Committee earlier this month . NOTE:. 29." the 39-year-old said in a statement released by the BCCI on Sunday. Sachin Tendulkar.NOTE:.K. giving England victory by six wickets. The preparatory process to defend the World Cup in 2015 should begin early and in right earnest. 11-4. Joshna Chinappa bags women's title: Note: Saurav Ghosal reigned supreme. 11-5. I feel blessed to have fulfilled the dream of being part of a World Cup wining Indian team. I have decided to retire from the One-Day format of the game.Man of the Match . NOTE:. 24. IOA suspended officials barred from participating in OCA events Olympic Council of Asia has barred officials of the suspended Indian Oympic Association from participating in OCA events. Ganguly. Ganguly as its One-man Committee All India Football Federation in the third week of December 2012 appointed A. as the one-man committee for probing into and make a decision about the fate of the abandoned 10th round I-League match between the Mohun Bagan and East Bengal. it said "as a special case" Indian atheltes will be allowed to take part in the OCA Games. Shreyasi & Sushma Singh win Gold in 56th National Shooting Championship: Note: Shreyasi Singh and Sushma Singh have won gold medals in the 56th National Shooting Championship being played in New Delhi. England won by 6 wkts. Ghosal faced little resistance from second seed Harinder Pal Sandhu to wrap the issue. on Sunday announced his retirement from one-day cricket. 11-3 in 33 minutes. Captain of the West Bengal team was shown red card.With this win England succeeded in ending a 28 year long wait of winning a test series on Indian Soil.5 30. Sachin Tendulkar announces retirement from ODI cricket:Note: One of the game's all-time greats. The world number 11.Eoin Morgan. 25. However. 27. AIFF appointed a Probe Panel with Retired Judge A. Sushma from Uttrakhand won the gold medal in sports pistol event after she shot 580 + 200. Details:India had set the victory target of 178 runs for England but England Eoin Morgan played a match-winning innings of 49 not out and Morgan made sure. bringing to an end a glorious 23-year-old career in the format during which he rewrote numerous batting records.Mohun Bagan decided not to play the second half of the match and abandoned it after one of its players Syed Rahim Nabi was hit by a stone from the stands in first half of the match on 9 December 2012 after a violence erupted in the gallery. Shreyasi of Bihar shot 88 in women's double trap for the coveted medal. Before this the English side under the captaincy of David Gower won the test series in India 1984-85.

this season will have 13 teams now. Asian Champions Trophy Hockey: Pakistan defeat India 5-4 in final: India failed to defend their Men's Asian Champions Trophy Hockey title. The silver was grabbed by Army’s Jitu Rai scoring 579 + 100. in 1911. Tejaswini Sawant shot 581 + 98.In effect. 1999-2000. In the category called standard-pistol.544 runs and went on to score 106 to continue his stellar 2012 as a heavy defeat loomed for the hapless Sri Lankans. • It have won the erstwhile National Football League thrice — in 1997-98. Justice Ganguly in his report concluded that the decision of Mcdowell Mohun Bagan (MMB) for not playing the match after the interval cannot be supported on the grounds of Force Majeure and accordingly MMB has breached Regulation 22 of the ILeague Regulation 2012-2013. World No 1. withdrawn from the current I-League season… Note: Iconic football club Mohun Bagan was on Saturday handed a two-year ban from the ILeague by the All India Football Federation for abandoning the violence-marred derby match against East Bengal on December 9. 2001-02 — and their best performance in the re-christened I-League has been a runner-up finish in 2008-09. beating East Yorkshire Regiment. ONGC’s Amanpreet Singh shot 580 + 99.5 to secure gold in the men’s air pistol. Mahaveer Singh shot 569 to get hold of the prestigious prize . the Sardar Singh-led Indian team lost to arch-rivals Pakistan. Karnataka’s P N Prakash was the one to win bronze with 580 + 98. Mahaveer Singh and Tejaswini Sawant Bagged Gold in National Shooting Championship: Note.. This is the last tennis tournament of 2012.6-3. Indian I-League football Club Mohun Bagan banned for 2 Years: 123-year-old club. 32. 6-4.6-3 in straights sets… Note: Defending champion and World Number 1 Novak Djokovick will take on Spaniard Nicolas Almagro in the final of Abu Dhabi World Tennis Championship final today. Djokovick retains Abu Dhabi World Tennis title: Note: World Number 1 and the defending champion Novak Djokovick has retained Abu Dhabi World Tennis Championship title beating Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 6-7. Clarke breaks Ponting record: Captain Michael Clarke became Australia's highest run scorer in a calendar year Note: Clarke breaks Ricky Ponting's previous national record of 1. 34.4 score.2 for the gold. 33. About Mohun Bagan Football Club: Founded in 1889. 4-5 and settled for the silver medal. Note: In the final match of the second edition of the event at Doha. Mohun Bagan is the oldest football club in India.31. 36. 35. World Tennis Champ: Djokovick to take on Nicolas in the finals: In semi final Novak Djokovick defeated David Ferrer 6-0. • It is the first Indian club to win the IFA Shield final. In 3-position women’s event.. The Nicolas won .

. He will join Enid Bakewell and Brian Lara to the list and also became the 68th male member of the Hall of Fame. India posted 227 for six after recovering from a precarious 29 for five one stage but that turned out to be insufficient for the Pakistanis who rode on Nasir Jamshed’s unbeaten century to overhaul the target with 11 balls to spare and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. his is the last tennis tournament of the calendar year 2012. 41. 37. Note: The International Cricket Council. India stands 3rd in latest T20 ranking: Sri Lanka leads the table. the All India Tennis Association has decided to hold the tie in New Delhi at the R K Khanna Tennis Stadium from February 1 to 3." the AITA said. Hussey has till now played 78 Tests scoring 6183 runs including 19 centuries and 29 half centuries at an impressive average of 51. India-Korea Davis Cup tie to be held in Delhi: Note: India have decided to host their February 1 to 3 Davis Cup tie against Korea in the national capital.52. 40. Virat Kohli at fifth. 38. Australian Cricketer Michael Hussey Announced Retirement from Test Cricket: Note: Australian veteran Michael Hussey on 29 December 2012 announced that he would retire from Test cricket after playing the final match of the series against Sri Lanka at Sydney starting on 3 January 2012. West Indies and Sri Lanka which will be his last international assignment.the first set on a tie breaker but Djokovick came from behind in the second and third set to prove his class as the World Number one. McGrath in ICC Cricket Hall of Fame: McGrath became the third inductee of the year 2012-13 to the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame: Note: Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath is going to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame during the third Test between Australia and Sri Lanka starting from 4 January2013 in Sydney.. "Since it is a home tie.. However Hussey will continue playing the ODI tri-series involving Australia. i Man of the Match – M.Among Indian players. 42. ICC has released the latest T-20 rankings. India stands third in the ranking behind Sri Lanka and West Indies. Pakistan clinch first ODI: 39. Suresh Raina at eighthand Yuraj Singh at eleventh figure in top 15 batsmen ‘s list. Among the batsmen Australia’s Shane Watson is at number one followed by Kiwi Brendon Mccallum and Chris Gayle.S Dhoni. Note: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s heroic unbeaten century under pressure went in vain as arch rivals Pakistan held their nerve to clinch the first one day international with a comfortable six-wicket victory in a low-scoring contest in Chennai on Sunday.

2. India to erect 'floating fence' along Sir Creek border area India will soon erect a 'floating fence'. including the vexed border issue.Union Home Ministry has entrusted the CPWD and NBCC to install an all-weather 'gabion box' fence along the stretch. This was the first visit by any top ranking Indian official post changes announcement in Communist Party of China. the number two leader in the seven-member new Standing Committee of the party headed by General Secretary Xi Jinping. 3. 2. the national security advisor as well as negotiator in the border talks with China paid the visit here on 2 December 2012. Mr. Menon would meet the next premier of China. Stage set for first ever 3 day India Show in Bangladesh The stage is all set for the first ever three day India Show in Bangladesh. NOTE:.The 'Gabion box' is a regular technology used for flood water control and prevention of rock breaking along coasts by the impact of the saline ocean water. NOTE i:. along the disputed Sir Creek border area with Pakistan.International 1. National Security Advisor Menon reached in Beijing National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon arrived in Beijing today for wide-ranging talks on bilateral ties.Sir Creek Border is a 96-km strip in the Gujarat's Rann of Kutch marshes and is notorious for illegal crossings and smuggling of narcotics and arms and is patrolled roundthe-clock by BSF marine commandos. . Menon would be meeting some of the new leaders elected during last month's Congress of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) to succeed the outgoing administration headed by President Hu Jintao. 4.Menon is expected to call on Vice Premier Li Keqiang.Besides holding talks with his counterpart and China's top diplomat Dai Bingguo. anchored by submerged metallic meshes. The Show is being organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry with the assistance of Government of India in partnership with the Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry. NOTE:.Li Keqiang.The theme of the Show which involves the participation of more than sixty top Indian companies is ‘Partnerships for Progress'. He will succeed outgoing CNN chief Jim Walton starting in January 2013. Jeff Zucker named CNN's (Cable News Network) New Chief Executive Former NBC Universal (an American media and entertainment company) chief Jeff Zucker has been named president of CNN Worldwide. NOTE ii:. 5. During his three-days stay Mr. Menon First Top Ranking Indian Official to Visit China after Changes in Communist Party of China Shiv Shankar Menon. The Sir Creek area is characteristic with shallow and slushy water and these boxes would be the best material to be sunk under water considering the difficulty of the terrain to execute such a difficult project.

2010 and 2011. both countries had a similar arrangement for an amount of up to 3 billion dollars for a period of 3 years between June 2008 and June 2011. UN Climate Change Conference in Doha runs into rough weather UN Climate Change Conference in Doha has run into rough weather with the differences on the Kyoto Protocol extension. technology transfer. However. Earlier. NOTE:. MoU Signed Between Mysore Zoo and Leipzig Zoo in Germany for Transporting Four Sloth Bears Zoo authorities of the Mysore Zoo and Leipzig zoo in Germany signed a MoU. Climate financing.Addressing the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha. 7. NOTE:. RBI signs currency swap agreement with Bank of Japan India and Japan signed a currency swap agreement for up to 15 billion dollars today to address short-term liquidity problems. The negotiators from over 194 countries are busy working out the details for Ministerial and Head of States level talks at the Conference in Doha. 2012 would be for a three year period. Around 39 percent of the 422569 eligible voters had cast their ballots on 2 December 2012. the negotiators from around 200 countries are optimistic that the issues might be thrashed at the Ministerial level talks beginning on Tuesday. Michael Jarraud called for urgent action to tackle such changes before it is too late.Leipzig zoo in Germany is well known for its management of vulnerable nocturnal mammal. However. the government forces have continued attacks on areas around Damascus as they try to push back against rebel attempts to close in on the capital. 12. India invites Pak Interior Minister to launch visa pact India on Tuesday invited Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik to visit here on December . Extreme weather calls for action.The arrangement to be effective from December 4.India and G-77 Countries have opposed the move to rush through the text of Long term Co-operation Action (LCA) since it made no mention of the concerns raised over finance. it faced low voter turnout as well as opposition boycott.6. says WMO Chief The rise in global warming is leading to extreme weather conditions from melting of polar ice caps to Super storm Sandy are a wake up call to the international community to urgently address the issues related to climate change. NOTE:. Syrian govt forces continue attacks on rebels at Damascus Syria. Kuwait Elected Its News Parliament But With Low Turnout Kuwait elected its parliament which might prove to be government-friendly than the previous one. 8. 9. NOTE:. More than 100 Cabinet Ministers are expected to attend the Ministerial levels talks beginning tomorrow. Developed countries say its time to wind up LCA since the work under it is complete as in 2009. The bilateral swap arrangement (BSA) has been inked between the Reserve Bank of India and the Bank of Japan. equity intellectual property rights and unilateral action in climate change. 11. it wasn’t evident whether these figures included any invalid voters as well or not. 10.However. Closure of Long term co-operative Action. issue of unused emission credits among the participating countries. the Chief of the World Meteorological Organization. This is actually the primary feature of MoU which is signed between the zoos of two countries. In return to transportation of these sloth bears. according to which four sloth bears will be transported to the zoo in Germany. India will get access to expertise as well as knowledge of handling these bears. NOTE:.

Head of the UN telecommunications body. 16. He had also received the honour in 2008. and the pudgy-faced young leader of North Korea. 14. amid heightened tensions with Japan over territorial dispute in the East China Sea. The worst hit area by Typhoon Bopha was southern island of Mindanao. Hamadoun Toure made this clear in the meeting in which 24-year-old telecom regulations were reviewed.GTI was released by Australia-based Institute for Economics & Peace and it ranked various countries based on the data collected from Global Terrorism Database. 10 percent and 12 percent of global terrorist events respectively from time period 2002 to 2009. Last year's No. and Facebook's founder. World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) started off in Dubai The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) started off in Dubai on 3 December 2012 in order to review the regulations which were reached back in 1988. is among the heavyweights off the list altogether this time. a figure Forbes said it set as a cutoff because there are an estimated 7. Barack Obama leads Forbes ranking of world's most powerful The US President leads and then there's the Pope. Global Terrorism Index Revealed India Ranked Among Top Five Terror-Hit Nations New index called Global Terrorism Index (GTI) prepared by Australian think tank revealed on 4 December 2012 that India. Afghanistan and Pakistan were the most terrorism-hit nations in 2011.The new liberalised Indo-Pak visa pact replaces a 38-year-old restrictive visa agreement and paves the way for time-bound visa approval and greater people-to-people contact and trade. Afghanistan and Pakistan accounted for 11 percent. 19. and Angela Merkel.The ranking features 71 names. when he was first elected as president 17. NOTE:. China Held largest Air Force Drill involving 100 Fighter planes China held one of its largest.His name was announced by TIME editor Rick Stengel on NBC's Today program. NOTE:. 18. which in turn is operated by a group at University of Maryland. because of his historic win over the re-election in November 2012 which is being considered as symbol of the nation's changing demographics amid the backdrop of high unemployment and other challenges. Hamadoun Toure. It is the second time Barack Obama is being accorded with this honour. 15. made it clear that the freedom of the Internet will not be cramped or controlled. 13. GTI revealed that India. NOTE:.President Giorgio Napolitano is now expected to set the date for an election which .11-13 for operationalisation of liberalized visa agreement between the two countries. 2 on the list. and other global rainmakers on Forbes' ranking of the mightiest earthlings.ever airforce drill involving about 100 multi-types fighter planes. Italy PM Mario Monti to resign as soon as budget passes Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti announced on Saturday that he intended to resign once next year's budget is approved in parliament after Silvio Berlusconi's party withdrew its support for his technocrat government this week. Chinese President Hu Jintao. Typhoon Bopha: Death Toll Rises in Philippines Typhoon Bopha is the strongest ever tropical cyclone which hit Philippines. NOTE:. US President Barack Obama named Person of the year 2012 by TIME Magazine US President Barack Obama was named TIME's Person of the Year for 2012. NOTE:. With the central winds at a speed of 120 kmph and gusts of around 150 kmph Typhoon Bopha swept away the dive spots as well as beach resorts on Palawan Island. a hermit state assailed for pursuing a nuclear program at the expense of feeding its very poor people. But the magazine's 2012 list of the planet's most powerful people also features folks who might raise an eyebrow or two: a Mexican drug baron.1 billion people in the world and thus the ranking works out to one very heavy hitter for every 100 million people. NOTE:.

The pacts were signed at the end of delegation level talks between visiting Ukraine President Victor Yanukovich and Prime Minister Manmohnan Singh at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi. The two delegations reviewed developments in the India-China border areas since the 1st meeting of the Mechanism and acknowledged with satisfaction that peace and tranquillity continued to be maintained due to the efforts of both sides.There will be a three-week transition period starting 7 December 2012 at the end of which GMR will stop operating the airport. The United States. Israel. Science and Technology and also to remove barriers for trade. 24. the only three NATO nations with the most modern type of Patriots. saying that the agreement was not in the interest of the country. The discussions took place in a cordial. 21. are expected to be transported to Turkey by sea within four or five weeks. ADB report: Lagging Asian economies should pick up steam in coming year New report from the Asian Development Bank says lagging Asian economies should pick up steam in the coming year. Singapore Supreme Court had upheld the right of Maldives to terminate the 25 year contract. Ministry of Home Affairs announced that formal signing of this treaty will take place in 2013. 2012. and reaffirmed the previous decision of adopting a new global climate treaty by 2015. Six Patriot missile systems to be deployed in Turkey Around 600 foreign troops are expected to accompany six Patriot missile systems to be deployed in Turkey to reinforce the NATO member country's air defence and calm its fears of coming under a possible missile attack from neighboring Syria.Bilateral trade between the India and Ukraine had doubled in the last five years to nearly 2. 26. including Indian nationals. 25. Nuclear energy. Maldives government had scrapped the agreement with GMR on first December 2012. on the same terms. investigating as well as prosecuting crime. able to intercept ballistic missiles. United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Doha extends the Kyoto Protocol till 2020.The surface-to-air batteries. The treaty in general helps in mutual assistance between two nations for preventing. have all agreed to send missiles to protect their ally. must come within 70 days of the government resigning. NOTE:.20. The treaty seeks to limit the emission of greenhouse gases by around 35 nations until the end of this year. India and Ukraine sign 5 pacts India and Ukraine today signed five agreements to enhance cooperation including in areas of defence. The 2nd Meeting on India-China Border Affairs held in New Delhi The 2nd meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on IndiaChina Border Affairs was held in New Delhi on 29-30 November. The latest Asian Development Outlook Supplement predicts that developing Asia will post a growth of 6 percent in 2012 and 6. 22. Nepal and Oman. which will run the airport. 23. about a tenth of a percentage point lower than anticipated in October.Discussions on treaty were initiated already with four countries namely Azerbaijan.The conference also agreed on promises of financing to help poor countries tackle climate change. NOTE:. The report said vigorous private consumption in Southeast Asia and a mild economic recovery in China nearly balance out the weaknesses in India's economy. NOTE:. Maldivian Airport Company Limited. Germany and the Netherlands. The two countries also agreed to raise the bilateral cooperation to a Comprehensive partnership level. NOTE:.9 billion dollars India to sign Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty in criminal matters with 4 other nations India would sign Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty in the criminal matters with four other countries in 2013. constructive and cooperative atmosphere. Maladives took over Charge of Male Airport scrapping Agreement with GMR Maladives took charge of Male airport from GMR.6 percent in 2013. NOTE:. has agreed to retain all staff. Italy had in any case been due to go to the polls by April at the latest. UN Conference on Climate Change in Doha has come to an end with around 200 countries agreeing to extend the Kyoto Protocol till 2020. .

A total of 8 F-15 fighters were sent after reports of the presence of the plane. 33.and short-term unsolicited sovereign credit ratings. NOTE:. 29. Global Telecom Treaty without Net Control Signed by 89 Nations A controversial new global treaty on telecom regulations was signed by 89 International Telecommunication Union member states out of a possible 144 Countries regardless of US objections to prospective regulation of the Internet. weapons. NOTE:. "We are convinced that the programme is back on a sound track. Greece gets new EU aid. political leaders and religious figures to obtain their views on how the informal dialogue process should be organized. NOTE:. The planes were flown to India aboard an AN-124 heavy lift transport aircraft. A statement issued by the UNAMA in Kabul today said this dialogue is non-official and intended to provide Afghan people with the opportunity to informally present and discuss their future visions of Afghanistan. Japan accuses China of violating airspace for first time Japan has accused China of violating its airspace for the first time after a Chinese government plane flew near disputed East China Sea islands.27." Jean-Claude Juncker. S&P revises United Kingdom's outlook to negative Standard & Poor's today revised down its sovereign credit outlook for the United Kingdom's AAA rating to negative from stable citing the potential for delayed and uneven economic recovery. According to the statement the purpose of the dialogue is to support and Afghan-led and Afghan-owned process of peace and reconciliation. glass cockpit. remains 'AAA'.S&P said the revision was driven by an expectation that net general government debt as a percentage of gross domestic product will continue to rise in 2015 before declining again. But they failed to draw a conclusion which will lead to a new fight over cyberspace. 28. more than 2 years behind schedule. while Russia. 31.Over 150 nations met in Dubai. declares 'Grexit' era dead The euro zone agreed today to provide nearly 50 billion euros ($64 billion) in long-delayed aid to Athens. 32. women’s groups.The MiG-29s have been equipped with new avionics. A US-led bloc advocated a tolerant approach to the Internet. United Nations assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has convened consultation meetings in preparation for an inclusive intra-Afghan dialogue. we affirmed our 'AAA/A-1+' long. helmet-mounted displays and an inflight refuelling system. known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. under the support of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to update a set of telecom rules of 1988. have been a longstanding source of tension. before the Internet and mobile phones transformed communications. Japan lodged an immediate protest with Beijing.000 crore rupee vaccine industry has been cleared by the World Health . NOTE:. prompting its Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to declare an end to talk of a Greek exit from the single currency. Russia delivers 3 upgraded MiG-29s to India Russia has delivered the first three of the upgraded MiG-29 fighters to India. radar. At the same time.The islands. which belong to China's State Oceanic Administration.K. NOTE:. UNAMA’s role in the process is limited to hosting the meetings and facilitating dialogue among Afghans of all political stances and backgrounds. We have also revised to negative from stable our outlooks on the 'AAA' long-term issuer credit ratings of the Bank of England and the debt program of Network Rail Infrastructure Finance PLC.These consultations will engage representatives of civil society. WHO clears India's vaccine industry to export vaccines across the world India's 19. The transfer & convertibility (T&C) assessment on the U. 55 countries did not sign the treaty that enters effect in January 2015. China and much of Africa and the Middle East wanted greater governmental oversight of cyberspace. chairman of the 17-nation euro area's finance ministers told a news conference after they met in Brussels ahead of an EU summit later in the day. 30.

Strengthening ties. NOTE:. The latest certification means all the 12 Indian vaccine makers can now apply for WHO pre-qualification and thus improve the chances of exporting their products to all over the world. in one shot. 40. UN Slashed World Growth Forecast to 2. investments Targeting an ambitious two-way commerce of USD 200 billion by 2022. India and the 10member ASEAN finalised a free trade agreement in services and investments. 36.93 percent votes for Moon Jae-in. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also expressed his deep concern by the heightened settlement activity in West Bank.4 percent for 2013 and 3. Park Geun-Hye Elected As the First Woman President of South Korea Park Geun-hye was elected as the president of South Korea. NOTE:. Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr G N Singh said India has become the first country to pass the stringent indicators put in place by the WHO.7 percent for 2013 and 3.After a four-day audit.64 percent votes in comparison to 47. Liberal Democrats Win Landslide Victory in Japan Elections Japan’s voters handed a landslide victory to the Liberal Democratic Party in parliamentary elections on Sunday. UNSC member including India slam Israel's construction plan India was joined by all members of the 15-nation UN Security Council except the US to condemn Israel's announcement of new construction activity in Palestinian territories and demand immediate dismantling of the "illegal" settlements.000-crore vaccine industry accounts for exports worth 13 billion US dollars to 150 countries across the world.India's Rs 19. NOTE:-After the counting of votes. 37. NOTE:. who is the former lawyer of human rights 39.2 percent for the following year and warned of a lasting employment crisis for western countries. North Korea Launched Long Range Unha-3 Rocket amid International Opposition North Korea launched a long-range rocket Unha-3 despite international opposition and growing tensions in the region successfully delivering a scientific satellite Kwangmyongsong3 into orbit. Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman submits resignation Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman today submitted his resignation after several days of indecision over leaving his post due to an indictment by the state attorney general on charges of breach of trust and fraud.Unha-3 is the second version of satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 which is successfully lifted off from the Sohae Space Center by carrier rocket. a move which would give Indian professionals access to the 800 million Southeast Asian market. it was declared by the National Election Commission that Park had enjoyed clear victory with 51. giving power back to the conservative party that had governed Japan for decades until a historic defeat three years ago 38. India. WHO’s clearance for India’s vaccine regulatory system World Health Organization team today cleared India's vaccine regulatory system for maintaining international standards. 41.The UN's World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013 report warned that the Debt crises in Europe and the United States and a slowdown in China could all throw the world economy into recession.4 Percent for year 2013 United Nations slashed its global growth predictions to 2. NOTE:. 35. NOTE:. 34. the first woman who acquired this post. Park Geun-hye is the daughter of longest ruling dictator of South Korea. ASEAN finalise FTA in services. This has paved the way for easy export of vaccines produced in the country.9 percent for the year after. India and ASEAN also elevated their dialogue partnership to a strategic level. a 16-member multi-nation team headed by WHO officials informed Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad that they are satisfied with the vaccine clearance procedure adopted by the National Regulatory Authority (NRA) or the Drug Controller General's Office (DCGO). saying the move by Israel "gravely threatens efforts to . Earlier in the t month of June 2012 UN had predicted a growth forecast 2.Organization (WHO) to export vaccines across the world.

who was denied an abortion of her dying foetus and later died of blood poisoning. 46. The Global Development Council was established in February through an executive order of the President 47.Cameron told the Parliament that 3. If the toll reaches 1. US President nominates Senator John Kerry. Russian Prez Putin to arrive in New Delhi Note: The President of Russia Vladimir Putin will arrive in New Delhi to attend 13th India-Russia annual summit.500 it would make it the second deadliest storm to hit the Philippines since 1947. naming Smita Singh as member of the president's Global Development Council.000 coalition troops on Af-Pak border in what appears to be a fall back to its decades-old policy of "appeasement" to seek an honorable exit from war-torn Afghanistan. US to reimburse USD 688 mn to Pak The US has decided to reimburse USD 688 mn to Pakistan for the cost of supporting some 140.800 troops. under Coalition Support Fund (CSF). Philippines typhoon (Bopha) death toll 'likely to hit 1. Britain to withdraw 3.500': Details:The death toll from a typhoon (Bopha) that devastated the Philippines earlier this month will likely hit 1. Obama also announced names of eight other members of the Council including its Chair Mohamed El-Erian. NOTE:. During his one day visit.establish a viable Palestinian state. . by the end of 2013.The Pentagon notified the Congress about its decision to reimburse USD 688 million to Pakistan. has been a close confidant of Obama on foreign policy issues. as the next Secretary of State replacing Hillary Clinton. in his capacity as Coordinator of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) caucus of the Security Council. the only EU member state that bans the procedure.500. Obama appoints Indian-American Smita Singh to key post: President's Global Development Council Details: The Obama administration has appointed yet another Indian-American to a key administrative post. 45." NOTE:.800 British troops are to be withdrawn from Afghanistan next year. 44. Details: 69-year-old Kerry. 49. the civil defence chief Benito Ramos said today. known for his relationship-building skills and currently the chairman of the powerful. making it the second deadliest since the country began keeping records. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. told reporters in United Nations after a UNSC briefing on the situation in the Middle East that there was an attempt in the Council to bring a resolution on the issue.The death last month of Halappanavar. Mr. Manmohan Singh. Along with Singh. Putin will hold delegation level talk with Prime Minister Dr. NOTE:. almost half of the current force serving in Afghanistan's troubled Helmand province. shocked the predominantly Roman Catholic country and spurred the government to act on an issue it had delayed for decades. following the death of 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar who was refused a termination. Ireland to revamp abortion laws after Savita's death Laws allowing limited access to abortion will be introduced in Ireland. 48. Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.800 troops from Afghanistan Britain will withdraw 3.India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri. 43. when the Philippines began keeping records a year after independence. NOTE:.

Recently govt. Egypt on Wednesday adopted a new constitution after a two-thirds 'yes' vote in a polarising referendum. it only took two and a half hours for the train to cover the 693 kilometre distance from Beijing to Zhengzhou. the northern section of the whole route that links the country's capital and the southern economic hub 53. 56. Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Mursi signed into law the country's post revolution constitution last night after the election authorities declared it overwhelmingly approved in a two-stage referendum that was held on December 15 and 22 55." the Prime Minister said. A number of joint design. has pledged to take a tough line in a territorial row with China. with leader Yoshihiko Noda stepping down. the leaders of both the nations signed a pact for strengthening their economic ties with a Kremlin-backed 2 billion dollar investment fund and finalized 10 agreements including two military contracts of 20000 crore rupees. the world's longest. 54. the car rally. economic. The governing Democratic Party (DPJ) suffered major losses in the poll. 52. has reinforced the importance of strengthening connectivity in all its dimensions between India and ASEAN. India and Russia signed pacts on Economic Ties for 2 billion dollar Investment Fund: Note: During the twelfth straight annual summit. India. Shinzo Abe is elected as a new PM of Japan: Note: Shinzo Abe was elected Japan's prime minister by the lower house of parliament on Wednesday. and cultural and humanitarian spheres. 50. Egypt gets first people-approved constitution: Note: Over a year after overthrowing an entrenched dictator. who was the Prime Minister in 2006-07. into a test operation yon Saturday. which traversed nearly 8. Afghan Govt. "Russia is a key partner in our efforts to modernise our armed forces and enhance our defence preparedness. Flagging down the 22 – day eight-nation India-ASEAN car rally in the capital. Both the parties also agreed to talk about a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement involving Kazakhstan and Belarus. conducted written examination for the selection of staff for the registration teams.000 crore with Russia to procure 42 new Su-30 MKI combat aircraft and 71 Mi-17V5 medium-lift helicopters. Note: Afghan Government has launched a programme to provide electronic identity cards to all its citizens.ASEAN Free Trade Agreement in services and investments will pave way for professionals to access the South East Asian market. Mr Abe. inks 10 pacts: Note: India has inked deals worth around Rs 22. Afghan Interior Ministry said that more than 400 registration teams will be deployed across the country to collect data and issue cards to all eligible citizens.The two leaders will discuss specific steps to further develop the Russian-Indian strategic partnership in trade. which was under process for past some time.000 kms in 22 days. Nearly five thousand . Russia seal new defence deals worth USD 4 bn. Prime Minister said that. Physical connectivity with SE Asian block will boost devlopment: PM Note: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said that India. development and production projects are underway in high technology areas. launches to provide electronic I cards to all citizens: More than 400 registration teams will be deployed across the country. energy. We expressed satisfaction that these projects are progressing well.298-kilometre Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway. World's longest high-speed rail line takes test run: Note: China put the 2. 51. Running at an average speed of 300 km per hour..

Hangzhou and Nanjing. Dalian. Patrick Suckling appointed as Australia's Next High Commissioner to India: Suckling replaces Peter Varghese… Note: Career diplomat Patrick Suckling on 30 December 2012 had been appointed as Australia’s next High Commissioner to India. Officials say. Beijing is less safe than other cities of the country. The appointment of Patrick Suckling was announced by Foreign Minister Bob Carr who asserted that the role was important because India is Australia’s fourth largest export market. Witnesses say roofs have been ripped off houses and trees have been flattened. Chongqing. including 340 female candidates took part in the examination. Cyclone Freda strikes Solomon Islands: Parts of the Solomon Islands hit by very strong winds and heavy rain… Note: Tropical Cyclone Freda has struck the Solomon Islands. 57. public diplomacy and consular service 61. Egypt's Mursi hails new constitution: Mursi said: constitution is chosen by the people "with their own free will". Other major cities of China were ranked much safer than Beijing and these safe cities included Xiamen. He welcomed those who had said "no" as well as those who had said "yes". It was also found out that people in the coastal cities of East China as well as municipalities were safer than other parts of country 60. bringing heavy rains and winds of up to 130 kilometres per hour. There are no reports of deaths or injuries 59. Mrs. while rising rivers caused flooding in some areas. Clinton suffered a concussion earlier this month after fainting and .candidates. Beijing was 14th Safest City In China. Suckling holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Hindi from the University of Sydney and as a career diplomat had an expertise in policy development. Lhasa was the 1st: The safest place is the capital of Tibet. Lhasa. with trade between the two countries reaching 18-billion dollars a year. Changchun. revealed that the capital of China. Hillary Clinton admitted to hospital with blood clot: Note: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been admitted to hospital in New York with a blood clot. followed by Shanghai… Note: A survey conducted by China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) which is a government owned body. Shanghai. Note: Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Mursi today congratulated his countrymen for endorsing a new constitution in a referendum that was "totally transparent" and called on the opposition to join him in a national dialogue to resolve lingering tensions. Initially 550 successful applicants will be selected for the job and deployed in 50 teams in Kabul province. saying that Egypt would not return to a time "when there was only one opinion" 58.. Passing of the constitution meant Egypt could now move to a new stage that should bring security and stability for the people. Ningbo. Tianjin.

falling down. Both Voyager 1 as well as Voyager 2 have been continuously moving away from the Sun into the interstellar space. Science 1. cavity ring-down spectrometer. quantum laser-based is currently being tested in New Mexico at Los Alamos National Laboratory of US government. Doctor said "She is being treated with anti-coagulants and is at New YorkPresbyterian Hospital so that they can monitor the medication over the next 48 hours’.The sample which is pulsed. freshwater species of fish known as Darters. . was named after the re-elected US President Barack Obama in the first week of December 2012. NOTE:. 3. Newly Discovered Colourful Species of Fish Named After US President Obama Recently discovered colourful. The species of fish was named so because of Obama’s global vision towards environment conservation as well as protection. for detecting even the minor traces of explosives. also known as the space between the stars. 2. Scientists Developed a 100 Times Faster and Sensitive Laser Explosives-Detection Device Scientists of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in the second week of December 2012 developed an all-new 100 times sensitive and faster laser device than any other explosivesdetection device. NASA Spacecraft "Voyager 1" Drifted Into Unknown Region of the Space Voyager 1 spacecraft sailed into the new area of solar system which scientists were not aware about.

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